TITLE: What Is The Best Way Promote a Programming Language? AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: December 09, 2015 2:54 PM DESC: ----- BODY: A newcomer to the Racket users mailing list asked which was the better way to promote the language: start a discussion on the mailing list, or ask questions on Stack Overflow. After explaining that neither was likely to promote Racket, Matthew Butterick gave some excellent advice:
Here's one good way to promote the language:
  1. Make something impressive with Racket.
  2. When someone asks "how did you make that?", give Racket all the credit.
Don't cut corners in Step 1.
This technique applies to all programming languages. Butterick has made something impressive with Racket: Practical Typography, an online book. He wrote the book using a publishing system named Pollen, which he created in Racket. It's a great book and a joy to read, even if typography is only a passing interest. Check it out. And he gives Racket and the Racket team a lot of credit. -----