Functional Programming In Depth, part II:Python and Scala retrospection

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series Programming Languages

This is the second article on functional programming. In the first one we talked about scala and the type inference system it brings in the Java Way of Life.

I played a bit with python functional howto, building a small game. Before starting I surfing for a bit of libraries and documentation.

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Ruby or Python? Well, it depends…

Inspired by this excellent web post “Ruby or Python? Well, it depends…”,
I agree with it at 100%:

Ruby or Python? This is the Question! Well it might not be the Question, but it’s a common question for many developers looking to break free from the statically typed language they know and learn a dynamic language. I personally know them both(though I know a bit more Ruby, than Python) and in this article I’ll share my personal opinion on their strengths and weaknesses. You’d probably do good to learn them both, but my arguments here may lead you to pick only one of the languages depending on you preferences.