I've been spending my Saturdays doing tutorials on languages I'm curious about. This week I intended to do MATLAB. But it turns out that to get the software you need a university email address. And I don't even know if it runs on Linux because all the screenshots I saw were from Windows.
I decided it wasn't worth the effort, and picked Rust instead, as I have heard the name a lot recently.
- Absolutely nothing
I tried a few tutorials and reading some bits about the language and ended up doing Rust Programming Language Tutorial – How to Build a To-Do List App
When I heard it was a system programming language my first thought was that I'd never understand it and trying it was a terrible idea. I don't know where I've got it from, but I have the idea that those languages are really hard and impossible to understand. Maybe that's just because I haven't done one.
There was quite a bit of this I didn't understand. The article has links to the official website that explains things and I still didn't understand the explanation.
But it's at least similar enough to other languages that I had an idea. And the article had a good explanation, I just didn't understand all the specifics. But then the article does say it has a steep learning curve and I did go straight into a project.
MongoDB. It gets mentioned a lot on the MERN stack, which is the path I've been on, so I'm curious to know what it's all about.