I've been spending my Saturdays doing tutorials on languages I'm curious about. This week it's Java.
Read some of Learn Java, which went through the basics of how to create variables, loops and conditions.
And then I did the last part of Java for Beginners, Text-based Adventure Game Project.
When I was first going through it, it mentioned that everything had to be in a class called Main. And I thought, I don't know if I want to do this language. But the rest was pretty logical and not dissimilar to other languages.
I really enjoyed the text adventure game tutorial. The instructor really explained everything - it was designed for complete newbies, so for the bits that were new to me that was good, and for the bits that weren't, I just skipped on a bit. It's also fun to play.
That seems like enough on Java just to get an idea of it. As much as I enjoyed the text adventure game, I'm all for not doing more Java if I don't have to. I'm sure I'd get used to it if I had to, but since I don't, I won't.
Next I'm going to learn Ruby on Rails. I know nothing about it, except that it sounds cool.