View Poll Results: How Long Have You Been Programming

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  • under 6 months

    3 6.98%
  • under 1 year

    3 6.98%
  • over a year

    7 16.28%
  • over 2 years

    6 13.95%
  • over 3 years

    3 6.98%
  • over 4 years

    5 11.63%
  • over 5 years

    3 6.98%
  • over 6 years

    4 9.30%
  • over 7 years

    5 11.63%
  • youve been programming forever

    4 9.30%

How long have you been programming

This is a discussion on How long have you been programming within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by adrianxw Started in 1977. Are you sure?...

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Started in 1977.
    Are you sure?
    "What are you after - the vague post of the week award?" - Salem
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    <<are you sure.

    he was a programmer 10 yrs prior to your birth.&older than C++

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    >>> Are you sure?

    Yes, absolutely certain. I was in my second year at Uni at the time. To save myself many hours of drawing statistical scatter diagrams, I followed up a suggestion from a Comp. Sci. student to let our Uni's mighty ICL 1904S mainframe, (60k main memory), draw them for me. I did, I was hooked.

    >>> he was a programmer 10 yrs prior to your birth.&older than C++

    Also true.

    >>> Are you sure?

    Your point?
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    So there are old fogeys on this board!
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    >>Your point?
    Point: To clarify that you were not joking.
    "What are you after - the vague post of the week award?" - Salem
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    <only listing major languages>
    Started with Java when I was 9 years old. Then when I was 11, after mastering Java, I learnt to VB6. Then I learnt Assembly to help VB6 out, C# and VB.NET. Then I learnt C++ 6 months ago, my all time favorite language.

    What I'm proud of is that I learnt all the OOP techniques from the begining with Java. That way, all my programs are modular/OO instead of functional like most classmates in my C++ do. They basically do C. And in this new age, OOP is the way to go.

    I'm 16 now so that'll be 7 years.

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    >>> So there are old fogeys on this board!

    <fx>shrugs shoulders</fx>

    >>> To clarify that you were not joking.

    <fx>shrugs shoulders</fx>

    I'm here, I'm real, think what you like...
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    //I'm here, I'm real, think what you like...

    *sensitive yet evil dork laugh* ahahaha...hehehehe...this could get interesting...


    panda bear in fudge day....*sensitive yet evil dork laugh*

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    Under six months. Whenever I registered on this board which was late november so maybe right at six months not sure.

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    Started in 1992 with Sinclair Basic on a ZX Spektrum (64 k memory, no monitor, tape device, attached to TV).
    Later on Pascal, then Assembly, then Assembly, and Assembly again :) Just love ASM!

    Then C, some CA-Visual Objects (forgotten, first(?) 4GL and probably first RAD tool).

    Windows programming with Delphi, then Visual C++.

    Professionally programming since 2000 A.D.

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    >> ...after mastering Java....

    thats a pretty bold statement speedy5. Java is a huge language and it would take years of experience to become a "master" IMO. spenging 3 years with a language (especially age 9 -11) hardley seems like enough to have fully mastered a language like Java. but maybe its just me....

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    I started programming when I was 6 or so. (1987)

    That means that I've been programming for two thirds of my life. Groovy...

    Man, sometimes I miss that Sharp MZ-80. Tape drives ruled back then... I still got the manual. I also kept both Commodore 64 manuals.

    Those were the days when you could understand a machine completely, inside out, software, hardware, EVERYTHING.

    Sometimes I look at kids today, and I wonder...

    Will I ever catch up?

    Gustav
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    Well ok. Maybe I didn't MASTER it because I'm completly oblivious in all the new security/crypt libraries. But I am fully aware on how to use all the packages from JDK 1.1 (reflection, streams, networks, events, controls, you name it) and how to use the graphics libraries (Java2D) and Swing in JDK 1.4. In those three years, I learnt OOP and read a several books on Java so I'll know what to do if you guys have me a task or whatever. But guess what: I don't really use Java anymore, since 2 years, so I really can't say that I'm a master at it. Sorry I guess.

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    howdy,
    i've been trying to program for about a year now, i'll never be a programmer but it's a hell of a lot of fun as a hobbie.

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    I don't like you very much. Please post a lot less.
    Cheez
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    No, I know you were joking. My point still stands.

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    I started programming when I was 13 (2 months before my 14th birthday), I'm 16 now.

    I'm working as admin and as webdesigner to earn some extra money.

    Started with HTML
    JavaScript
    CSS

    Learned C++ (a half year later)
    Started Perl programming (3 months later)
    Learned PHP and SQL (a year ago)

    Some Python, Delphi and Java

    But I never learned Basic!!!

    Yeah... Windows and Linux Programming
    Apache, Network Administration........

    Started to learn OpenGL 2 months ago.....

    Currently interested in algorithms in C/C++ and OpenGL programming and of course networks and Linux!!!

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