inessential by Brent Simmons


Charles Miller tweets:

It’s a time travel story. A community just got sent to the “future” and are mostly teaching each other how it all works.

I love that tweet. He’s writing about people (like me, and possibly like you) who’ve been programming in Objective-C for the past decade (or more) and are now trying to figure out Swift.

Part of me feels like a monkey who’s just picked up a hammer and is trying to figure out how it’s better than the rock I’ve been using. (Knowing that it is better, somehow.)

Another part of me feels like a Jedi who’s trying to switch from a lightsaber to a blaster. (Why would I want to do that?)

I’ll get over both feelings in time.