I was honored to be given the oppurtunity to speak at the first instance of Stockholm Automation Nights last week, and hope to be able to attend many more. I think it was a good mix of talks - my talk was more to the DIY side of automation, Andrey talked about Jenkins delivery flows, and Håkan Rönngren had more of a process and way-of-working focus in his talk on test automation.
I was blown away by the amount of response - mostly positive - on my Python is important post. However, a lot of the replies, both positive and… slightly less positive, really highlighted an issue I have with how a lot developers seem to approach programming languages: the search for the Perfect Language to Love and Protect. Why are so many developers so very emotional when it comes to their favourite programming language?