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    do you remember...

    How challenging was programming for you guys the very first time you started out? I'm sure a couple of people will brag about how they got it in only a few hours (they know who they are).

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    Took to programming fairly easily, but networking made almost no sense.

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    Originally posted by salvelinus
    Took to programming fairly easily, but networking made almost no sense.
    What programming languages did you start out with?

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    It was challenging because there were a lot less tools around, but on the other hand, the machines and systems were simpler. I used to enjoy it back then, (late 70's). You could know enough about the entire machine(OS/Language to really understand what was going on down to the electrical level.

    Today, even some of the small parts of a system are so complicated, they require their own specialists.

    >>> What programming languages did you start out with?

    ICL-1904 JCL, and three types of Fortran (IV, 66 and 77).
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    Originally posted by volk
    What programming languages did you start out with?
    Basic a long time ago, then VB a few years ago, then C++, Java, Delphi, w/stuff like Perl, shell scripts, etc, thrown in here & there.

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    I took to it fairly easily, didn't really have too much trouble. But I have a lot to learn. I'm currently taking an AP class right now, so I'm going along with the pace of the class in a sense. I haven't had too much time to really go at it and go much beyond the class.

    But I started a few years ago with VB, back when VB5 was new, I found VB3 for free, and used that for a bit. Now, C++ with the class. Actually, I took the intro class last year, and we started with Karel.

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    i got VB easy, but its an easy language. C++ however....

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    Well, I started with JS, it's not really programming language, but his syntax is very close to C, and JS supports working with OOP. It was a easier than learn C

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    >How challenging was programming for you guys the very first time you started out?
    I couldn't get my mind around any of the concepts and would likely have quit if I weren't so determined to prove the naysayers wrong. I started out with COBOL (go figure).

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    So I bet none of you could ever imagine you'd be helping people out with their code on message boards.

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    >So I bet none of you could ever imagine you'd be helping people out with their code on message boards.
    My experiences are the primary reason I help others. I didn't have anyone to turn to when I had problems, I had to trudge my way to a solution without help. Now I can at least point people in the right direction so they don't have to go through that.

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    Used to do some C and C++ back in school but started my professional career with JCL, etc ... But my transition to a programming career was very smooth because of the background in C. Guess it always pays to do your own homework

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    I first started out with Qbasic a little over 5 years ago. I found it difficult at first but, given time, it became easier. I've heard people say things like "It took me 2 hours to read my compiler manual, and immediately after I was making quality applications." I don't believe people that say that because when learning a language there is always a certain amount of 'Trial and Error', crashes, etc.. But the more programming a person does, the easier it becomes to learn a new language because of concepts already learnt.

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    I started with Java when I was 9 so I learnt all the good OOP and coding styles from the begining without the confusion of C++ or the n00b-ness of VB although I did end up learning them all. :-p

    I guess I "mastered" (no one really does) Java and programming in itself within 1.5 years. The last 3-4 years of my life has been improving techniques and learning new technologies/languages throughroughly.
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    to this day programming is terribly hard for me, i have a hard time with it. i have to learn it usually from someone who speaks plain english, books/tutorials/SOME teachers all are of no use to me, they suck ( ) i dont mind programming, i wouldnt say i love it but i like how programming lets you solve these huge complex puzzles. i know after a while i'll get it down but now 10 months in, its still a struggle
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