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: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. -----
Don't cut corners in Step 1.
- Make something impressive with Racket.
- When someone asks "how did you make that?", give Racket all the credit.