Software developer at @nuecho
And then came Elixir. A language designed by people from the Ruby/Rails community, with a strong focus on a simple yet attractive syntax, and tools.
It is always worthwhile to learn other programming paradigms and languages. They may not be relevant or useful to you today, but you don’t know when the concepts they introduce will be of use. (Well, that’s true of general knowledge anyway.)
The syntax of programming languages matters much more than I was expecting ten years ago. It has to be familiar enough. Unless you need some features really bad. But I’m certainly not the first to realize that.