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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; Just wondering how much experience everyone has here....

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    How long have you been programming

    Just wondering how much experience everyone has here.

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    I started programming when I was 16, I'm 24 now.

    >Just wondering how much experience everyone has here.
    You should take note that the number of years one has been programming mean nothing. I've known rookies outcode me on their second year and 30 year veterans who would fail a basic programming class.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    [QUOTEYou should take note that the number of years one has been programming mean nothing. I've known rookies outcode me on their second year and 30 year veterans who would fail a basic programming class[/QUOTE]

    I know that, as i said, Experience, which doesnt exactly include quality and ability.

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    >I know that, as i said, Experience, which doesnt exactly include quality and ability.
    Just making sure. I'm in the process of looking for employment and the distinction between experience and ability seems foreign to most.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    another one of these? The last one was better done.

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    i started like halfway through freshmen year, and i'm a junior, and i still suck.

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    Silvercord - from what I've seen that you've done, you seem to be pretty proficient :P We all make mistakes.

    I started programming in 4th grade with QBasic...I'm a junior now. So, I won the "over 7 years" award
    Away.

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    Started with QB when I was 11.
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    since 7th grade..im in 11th now so hmm..4 years? started with qbasic then jumped into visual basic and now c++

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    Serious programming (C/C++) - about 5 years unless my mathematical skills fails me . Been programming in QBasic several years before that, but unfortunately I was too dumb to do anything more advanced than displaying text back then...
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    i've been doing HTML since 7th grade, then i dabbled in Qbasic for about an hour sometime about two years ago, then i started writing autoexec files for no reason at all, then a little over a year ago i started doing C++...

    i put over a year because C++ is the only real programming i've done...
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    -started with a year of Java (first year of university)
    -then a year of c++ and other toys (assembly, SQL, THEORY GALORE.... year 2)
    -now i have a full time (programming/research assistant) job for the summer =]

    so, just over 2 years.

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    I learned BASIC at 9, dunno if that counts as programming

    Learned C at 11, so 12 years ago. Of course, I cringe at the quality of work of my first programs; being self-taught I had some nasty and stupid habits for a long time. And looking at some of my first Windows programs, my first question was "What was I thinking?" followed by the second, "WAS I thinking?".

    And I did strongly benefit from learning Java 5 years ago; I knew how to do OOP but never really got the big picture until learning Java in school.

    So I guess, I'd have to say I've been programming in C for 12 years, but I've only been programming well for maybe 5 years.

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