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digitalmars.D - The most enjoyable programming language I've ever used

reply Michalis <brotenet gmail.com> writes:
Hello everyone,

I just started learning D yesterday evening and at this point I 
started playing around with vibe-d and the database connector 
libraries..

I just have one thing to say about D and that is ...WOW!!

By profession I'm a Java, .Mono and Python developer working on 
Linux and I've been a Java/Linux fan-boy for all my life, but I 
kind of went through almost every programming and scripting 
language I could get my hands on (Rust, GoLang, Perl... even 
those Javascript off-springs like TypeScript) but none of them 
ever topped Java.. until I bumped onto D..

Even though Java is still my favorite,
I must say that D is definitely the most enjoyable programming 
language I've ever used!!
Mar 06 2016
next sibling parent reply Rikki Cattermole <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On 07/03/16 3:19 AM, Michalis wrote:
 Hello everyone,

 I just started learning D yesterday evening and at this point I started
 playing around with vibe-d and the database connector libraries..

 I just have one thing to say about D and that is ...WOW!!

 By profession I'm a Java, .Mono and Python developer working on Linux
 and I've been a Java/Linux fan-boy for all my life, but I kind of went
 through almost every programming and scripting language I could get my
 hands on (Rust, GoLang, Perl... even those Javascript off-springs like
 TypeScript) but none of them ever topped Java.. until I bumped onto D..

 Even though Java is still my favorite,
 I must say that D is definitely the most enjoyable programming language
 I've ever used!!
Awesome! Do you have any suggestions for e.g. the docs? Feedback is welcome :)
Mar 06 2016
parent reply Michalis <brotenet gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 6 March 2016 at 14:23:51 UTC, Rikki Cattermole wrote:
 On 07/03/16 3:19 AM, Michalis wrote:
 Hello everyone,

 I just started learning D yesterday evening and at this point 
 I started
 playing around with vibe-d and the database connector 
 libraries..

 I just have one thing to say about D and that is ...WOW!!

 By profession I'm a Java, .Mono and Python developer working 
 on Linux
 and I've been a Java/Linux fan-boy for all my life, but I kind 
 of went
 through almost every programming and scripting language I 
 could get my
 hands on (Rust, GoLang, Perl... even those Javascript 
 off-springs like
 TypeScript) but none of them ever topped Java.. until I bumped 
 onto D..

 Even though Java is still my favorite,
 I must say that D is definitely the most enjoyable programming 
 language
 I've ever used!!
Awesome! Do you have any suggestions for e.g. the docs? Feedback is welcome :)
At this point I'm still a noob so still haven't gone through all the docs yet. Up until now I find the Docs site extremely helpful and well designed, and I also like the fact that when I installed D through the package manager, everything was neatly taken care along with a desktop version of the docs site. I have one general question, since I see the DWT library mentioned as part of the main ecosystem. Is DWT considered as the official UI framework? With Java I use SWT for desktop and RWT (part of Eclipse RAP) for web UI development as my main framework, and if DWT is to be the official UI for D, then that would be great news for me. I did not find DWT though in the DUB repository, so at this point I've checked it out from Git. Having a few issues when compiling for 64bit, but that I guess is something that I'll take care of along the way.. :)
Mar 07 2016
parent Rikki Cattermole <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On 08/03/16 7:57 AM, Michalis wrote:
 On Sunday, 6 March 2016 at 14:23:51 UTC, Rikki Cattermole wrote:
 On 07/03/16 3:19 AM, Michalis wrote:
 Hello everyone,

 I just started learning D yesterday evening and at this point I started
 playing around with vibe-d and the database connector libraries..

 I just have one thing to say about D and that is ...WOW!!

 By profession I'm a Java, .Mono and Python developer working on Linux
 and I've been a Java/Linux fan-boy for all my life, but I kind of went
 through almost every programming and scripting language I could get my
 hands on (Rust, GoLang, Perl... even those Javascript off-springs like
 TypeScript) but none of them ever topped Java.. until I bumped onto D..

 Even though Java is still my favorite,
 I must say that D is definitely the most enjoyable programming language
 I've ever used!!
Awesome! Do you have any suggestions for e.g. the docs? Feedback is welcome :)
At this point I'm still a noob so still haven't gone through all the docs yet. Up until now I find the Docs site extremely helpful and well designed, and I also like the fact that when I installed D through the package manager, everything was neatly taken care along with a desktop version of the docs site. I have one general question, since I see the DWT library mentioned as part of the main ecosystem. Is DWT considered as the official UI framework?
It was going to be (port of SWT), but it never ended up as such although it is maintained still.
 With Java I use SWT for desktop and RWT (part of Eclipse RAP) for web UI
 development as my main framework, and if DWT is to be the official UI
 for D, then that would be great news for me.
 I did not find DWT though in the DUB repository, so at this point I've
 checked it out from Git.
 Having a few issues when compiling for 64bit, but that I guess is
 something that I'll take care of along the way.. :)
Mar 07 2016
prev sibling parent reply Tourist <gravatar gravatar.com> writes:
Cool!

On Sunday, 6 March 2016 at 14:19:21 UTC, Michalis wrote:
 Even though Java is still my favorite...
For completeness... Do you have experience with C#?
Mar 06 2016
parent reply Chris Wright <dhasenan gmail.com> writes:
On Sun, 06 Mar 2016 15:02:20 +0000, Tourist wrote:

 Cool!
 
 On Sunday, 6 March 2016 at 14:19:21 UTC, Michalis wrote:
 Even though Java is still my favorite...
For completeness... Do you have experience with C#?
They said they use Mono, which means C# or VB or F#. Maybe Nemerle. But probably C#.
Mar 06 2016
parent Michalis <brotenet gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 6 March 2016 at 17:06:12 UTC, Chris Wright wrote:
 On Sun, 06 Mar 2016 15:02:20 +0000, Tourist wrote:

 Cool!
 
 On Sunday, 6 March 2016 at 14:19:21 UTC, Michalis wrote:
 Even though Java is still my favorite...
For completeness... Do you have experience with C#?
They said they use Mono, which means C# or VB or F#. Maybe Nemerle. But probably C#.
Yes, I work with C# (using the Mono framework using the MonoDevelop IDE) at work. We prefer .Mono instead of .Net framework mainly for its platform interoperability as well as the fact that .Mono projects are far easier and faster to work with than VisualStudio projects. With F#, I went through a few tutorials and just left it there because ...well ..VisualStudio As for VB, I've had enough of it when I was working at my 1st employer.. horrible.. ;)
Mar 07 2016