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  • I want to be a professional programmer!!!

    25 37.31%
  • I want to make games, either professionally or otherwise.

    10 14.93%
  • I am not sure why, it gives me something to do.

    13 19.40%
  • Other (post reason)...

    19 28.36%

Why are you learning programming?

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    Cause I fell like it....
    I don't have a exact reason....
    I started learning C at the end of 14....and still strugling.....
    (Iknow a bit of html but, I don't consider that as knowing how to program in html)

    I tried to learn java a couple of wees ago, but it was kinda confusing!
    I don't know why though
    may be that public main() thing...

    oh yeah..forgot..I'm 15 now...
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

    MSN :: commander_android@hotmail.com []*[]

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    I don't have a exact reason....
    I was just about to ask if I was the only person here who doesnt program for any reason besides the pure intelectual challenge and creative release. I started with QBasic (as someone mentions, it used to come pre-installed with DOS) and just kept doing it. As long as theres something left to learn (and there always will be) then i'll still be doing this. I dont care if i ever get paid for it or not. Of course it would be a really nice bonus to get money for something that i'd be doing anyways.

    It's the only way i can possibly catch up with this genius 15 year olds
    *mumble mumble* bloody *mumble mumble* fifteen *mumble* way to good *mumble mumble* feel like an old man *mumble*.

    *waves cane in the air* Damn kids these days anyways! Think they're so smart...
    "There's always another way"
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    WHY?
    1. i'm a constrution worker of 20 years.
    2. i've worked around the nastiest stuff on this planet (nerve
    gas, nuclear devices, rocket fuel...)
    3. today i worked at over 80 feet in the air (nice view but the
    sudden stop at the bottom can get rather uncomfortable.
    4. these silly computers are just plan fun to me
    5. it's the wave of the future.

    all of these reasons lead to one thing. a nice comfortable cubicle creating mysterious code for some guy that will really pay me to do it sounds like heaven to me.
    M.R.

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    I'm 16.85 years old, and I know....

    Very Well
    Basic (VisualBasic, VBScript, QBasic)
    C
    C++
    HTML (who doesn't, anyway)
    Logo (this one's a classic)

    Mildly
    Assembler (Win32, some microcontroller)
    ASP
    Java and JavaScript
    PERL
    PHP3

    Learning
    Pascal
    C#

    Once tried, but they're very boring
    Fortran
    Cobol
    Python
    Oberon (Ever heard of this one?)
    FoxPro (I think that this one is the most boring language EVER)

    Oskilian

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    programming is my life, i am a loser
    but not when I grow up! I'm gunna be a professional and make alot of money
    but for now, I'm just a loser
    actually, I've made over 200 dollars in school from my edited wolfenstein game! It was a big hit!

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    yes, just goes to show that there are people for who'll pay for any service that you don't sweat at... that you'd do anyway... pray tell they are always at my doorstep...

    youngens!!! hasafraggin...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    I'm in my 20's, and I TRY to learn C. Am I getting old too quickly?

    Please guys, don't post making me think that there is an inverse relationship between age and programmimg: I can't go back!!!!

    Gades Yacht Design

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    all options are for me, plus it gives me something to brag about, and of course ive found that C programmers are very friendly. I quit with it for a while (I think i was getting addicted to model trains) but now im back, Yeah. I know some Basic for the BBC micro, and of course HTML and some javascript.

    And i'm 14

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    I wanted to program since 1993 when I was 18.
    This is the way a machine will work for me.
    I have and had no other way to go..

    Now I want to be a professional programmer. I'm doing job.. but I want more specific.
    [ Never code before desk work ]
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    If you Love Nothing, what joy is there in your life.
    =------------------------------------------------------= - I may be wrong.

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    It's simple.
    I was really bored... And then I got this Great idea:
    I should get a hobby or something...
    Mainly just for fun...
    Sauron a few seconds before his defeat:
    "What? A 'division by 0' error?!?"

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    because I want to be like my hero doubleanti

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    Originally posted by Sebastiani
    All these young programmers!

    Geez, I am twice their age and a half as competent! ...
    I felt that inevitable sense of depression creeping into me when I was reading the posts and noticing that most of the people are more than half my age.

    Here's my story. I was born to be stupid and taught to be nothing at all. That's usually what happens when you go to a school that doesn't recognize talent and intelligance. (I scored a 1560 on my SATs when I was a sophomore, back in the day when a 1600 was a perfect score. It's been revamped now and I don't know what the scores are like now.) The school didn't know what to do with me, so I lost interest because I got bored and did nothing but read, mostly sci-fi, fiction and history.

    Like with any talent, if you don't use it, you lose it! Such is the case here, I feel half as competent as most others on board (and twice as old!). So to all you young'ens keep it up.

    So as to why I chose programming/CS?

    I already have a BS in Mortuary Science, am a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, but just becuase you have a degree and a license, doesn't mean you'll get paid! I made more as a clerk in an insurance company, so I quit. Thought of going into medicine, but I'm too anti-social for that, so I decided on CS because I didn't wand a Businees degree.

    That's my story!

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    Originally posted by Sebastiani
    All these young programmers!

    Geez, I am twice their age and a half as competent! ...
    I felt that inevitable sense of depression creeping into me when I was reading the posts and noticing that most of the people are more than half my age.

    Here's my story. I was born to be stupid and taught to be nothing at all. That's usually what happens when you go to a school that doesn't recognize talent and intelligance. (I scored a 1560 on my SATs when I was a sophomore, back in the day when a 1600 was a perfect score. It's been revamped now and I don't know what the scores are like now.) The school didn't know what to do with me, so I lost interest because I got bored and did nothing but read, mostly sci-fi, fiction and history.

    Like with any talent, if you don't use it, you lose it! Such is the case here, I feel half as competent as most others on board (and twice as old!). So to all you young'ens keep it up.

    So as to why I chose programming/CS?

    I already have a BS in Mortuary Science, am a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, but just becuase you have a degree and a license, doesn't mean you'll get paid! I made more as a clerk in an insurance company, so I quit. Thought of going into medicine, but I'm too anti-social for that, so I decided on CS because I didn't wand a Businees degree.

    That's my story!

    [EDIT] Sorry about the double post, had forgotten to log in[/EDIT]

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    because I want to be like my hero doubleanti
    don't, if it was sarcasm, then at my expense fine, and don't.
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    Hey DrakkenKorin,
    i don't know what you call old... i'm over forty and have a mechanical engineering back ground (do you know what 42 year old mech. engineers do? they baby sit). that my seem old to some of the folks on this board, but hey i can still out work and out think a large portion of the people half my age.
    i do however have to hand it to them, they know a whole lot about this C++ thing. i hope i don't have to come up against them in the job market.

    M.R.

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