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    First computer language you learned

    What was the first computer language you learned?

    Mine was Fortran 95 if I remember correctly!
    Quickly followed by C and many more

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    Commodore BASIC. lol
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    After I learnt some web programming, HTML, I started learning a little C++.

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    Commodore BASIC
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanusHost View Post
    Commodore BASIC
    Yay! Another high-five for the 80's!

    Remember typing in those huge programs from the Commodore magazines and spending no less than half a day finding the typo?
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    Has to be HTML for me. I got into programming after first wanting to design a website for an online game - now I am a software developer with experience in C#/Java/C++/PHP/ASP

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    BASIC, on a Vtech kid's toy in the 90s
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    Started with VB and then went onto c++. Although VB is pretty much useless it made everything a lot easier to understand.
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    Atari BASIC on a 600XL.
    Quote Originally Posted by bdowne01 View Post
    Remember typing in those huge programs from the Commodore magazines and spending no less than half a day finding the typo?
    Yes, haha. Though, what was worse was that we didn't have a datarecorder at first, so nothing could be saved :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdowne01 View Post
    Yay! Another high-five for the 80's!

    Remember typing in those huge programs from the Commodore magazines and spending no less than half a day finding the typo?
    Remember "BASIC Computer Games" by David Ahl? I started on an Apple ][ Plus and had a Coleco Adam at home. Today my home is well-stocked with an Atari 800, C-128, C-64, TRS-80 4P, AT&T Unix PC, and a DEC Rainbow. All fully loaded with peripherals, of course.

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    So to answer the question, it's a tie between Coleco SmartBASIC and Applesoft BASIC. Today it's Bash / Perl / Python / Java.

    Thanks for the flashback to a time when "PR#6" meant something completely different!
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    Pascal -> QBasic -> Visual Basic 3.0 -> C++

    The first four, miss those days, digging through books to figure stuff out
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    TCSH -> Java -> Perl -> PHP -> Python

    I still love Perl, it's so versatile for quick solutions.
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    C++ > HTML > ASP / PHP . little bit with Python, ASP.NET
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8088 View Post
    Atari BASIC on a 600XL.
    Same here, but mine was an Atari 800. Back in the days of the actual "floppy" floppy disks.
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    I started with Basic then moved to pascal then C then C++/PHP.

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    Borland Turbo BASIC for me
    I basically reached its limits that I moved on to the next powerful tool I had access: Turbo Pascal
    The rest is history: Basic -> Pascal -> C -> VB -> Java -> Perl/PHP/Python ....


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    Mine is Visual Basic,then ==> C Then ==> html ==> php ==> pascal ==> perl ==> c++ ===> c# ===> java ===>phython ===> mysql ..now in oracle.
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    I started with HTML then moved on to php. Between HTML & php I stared pearl & python. Now I'm doing C

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    QBasic -> ASP/VB -> PHP
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    Programming languages :
    BASIC, DOS / batch file language, Javascript, PHP
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    HTML, MySQL
    There are probably others but they were so short lived I can't find them listed!
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    Basic and later Borland Delphi still currently use Embarcadero Technologies Delphi XE2.Borland does not exist anymore.......I also know my way around C++ builder but i dislike C++ (no not because it's a Microsoft language)

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    Hmm, good question

    1998 - Z80 Asm (Wanted to make Gameboy Games)
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    2004 - Python
    2005 - PHP

    I am currently working on learning Java for Android Development
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    Quote Originally Posted by viGeek View Post
    QBasic
    Wow, I forgot all about QBasic . . . good stuff.

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    My first language was Basic on an Apple IIGS. It was in my middle school computer room. I used to skip other classes to spend more time in there, lol. I still have some of my PrintShop print outs. Back then a color monitor and printer combo was considered cutting edge technology, :-)

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