View Poll Results: how long have you been programming?

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  • 0 to 7 months (super freshie...)

    10 15.63%
  • 7 months to 2 years (freshie...)

    15 23.44%
  • 2 years to 5 years (seasoned freshie...)

    25 39.06%
  • 5 years to 12 years (quiteso seasoned...)

    9 14.06%
  • 12 years + (uber coderificationified...)

    5 7.81%

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    how long have you been programming?

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    A few weeks

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    The categories are mislabeled.

    I count as a "quiteso-seasoned", yet I have not yet had call to build a single binary tree or write my own quicksort. And I've been too lazy to experiment w/ that stuff until recently..
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    well then! i guess my make-shift demographic serves the bell shaped curve... [that was a side-interest of this... a sneaky test... ] to say, i'm part of the 2 to 5 year group as well... (which end of that subgroup, i'll let you decide...) thanks! wow, you all love me... hehe... Rock the Vote!
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    I'm in the 7 months to 2 years group, simply because this is my first computer and I got it in mid-December 1999, so I haven't even had it for two years. I learned a lot of HTML before January, learned JavaScript in January, then spent several months learning more about how computers work rather than learning programming. Shortly after that, I fell into a horrible cycle of playing crappy online games, chatting, and downloading stuff from Napster. Since I only had a 56k modem then, downloads took so long that I had no time for anything else. My first step in rehabilitating myself was meeting a guy on IRC who told me about programming and how video games are made. I didn't understand all of it, but I was set on the path to programming. That was short-lived, as I soon began wasting my time playing Graal and using RPGMaker 2000. I later found a link to DarkBASIC's site, and was sucked into that as well. It's hideous, I know, but it counts as programming. I was finally set back on track when my dad began taking classes in Visual Basic early this year and bought Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Edition. I started to use Visual C++ around February of this year, I think.

    So that's about six months of C++ experience with some experience in other languages.

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    3 and a half years of programming here total, but im still quite young (havnt even finished middle school )

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    I count as a "quiteso-seasoned", yet I have not yet had call to build a single binary tree or write my own quicksort. And I've been too lazy to experiment w/ that stuff until recently..
    I've done bintrees, but I've got sorting algorithms next in my programming subject at uni.

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    Oh well, I only count as a freshie (I think it'll be a year come september, for some odd reason) but I've been concentrating on C that whole time (I don't count my QBasic days as programming ), so I'm quite a lot better (I hope...) than you might expect a normal freshie to be.

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    What kind of programming?

    I've been doing real time stuff on the embedded system in my microwave just about every day for well over 10 years now. It's not too complicated- there are just a few variables to consider. When it gets to be too much I use one of the wizards-- the "Popcorn" button is a very popular option.

    I don't program my VCR very often but I do get to it once in a while. Sort of a simple, proprietary scripting language thing.

    For that matter I do a lot of work directly w/the motherboard of my t.v. I guess this kind of programming is pretty simple though I do use a wireless interface that makes it pretty cutting edge. I often go way beyond commands like "Show me channel 3" and move onto more advanced things like muting and jumping back to the previous channel.

    I met this guy once and he thought if you didn't use C or C++ that you weren't really a programmer.

    BAH!

    I don't believe it, not for a second.
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    perhaps the word programming is to general.

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    2 years but not as a professional. I get most of my learning done during the Christmas break, because I get 2 whole weeks off. If I didn't have to go to College I'd probably have mastered the computer by now. College is really holding me back.
    I compile code with:
    Visual Studio.NET beta2

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    I took up programming last December. It was a mistake.
    It's not that I don't have the aptitude for it, which I don't
    really; it's just that C/C++ is much too heavy-handed and
    can't do what I want to do, anyway, which is web development.
    If I applied myself I could probably rise to medicrity some
    day but not much higher. That's not to say I don't like the
    language--I do. I literally threw myself into the study of it
    and progressed through the first seven chapters of
    C++ Primer Plus before the weather turned warm and I was
    forced by the call of the birds and the bees back to my lawn
    service for another term. One lawn service + one full-time
    job @ Nestle USA == no time for rick to study C++. I'll have
    time this December, but I'm turning my attention to my
    web site and Macromedia and perl and java script, and
    whatever else I can think of that's relative to my goals. But
    I'll stick around this G-Board, unless you guys kick me out
    for not taking the programmer's loyalty oath, or something.
    Perhaps there's and idea for a poll there: how many of us here
    don't program but come here just because they like to join in
    the (non-programming) discussions? (raises hand)

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    To borrow rick's quoting technique:
    how many of us here don't program very much but come here just because they like to join in the (non-programming) discussions? (raises hand)
    Ditto here! (and to help the hapless newbies when I can...)

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    hmmm... i agree rick, regrefully. i realized that recently, after becoming a mod... i infact rarely if ever post to any other boards besides this one... but i have been trying to change that... don't give me the boot guys!!! it's just that it's hard with my DJGPP-ing and ALLEGRO-ing up too... nonetheless, i enjoy being a member...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    Gee...and I thought I was the lone stranger here...hmmm; go figger.

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