How did you get started in programming?

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    How did you get started in programming?

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    Let's just say someone put a gun to my head.

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    I wanted to be some elite uber hacker and found out some stuff and that I should learn C. So I got into programming like that and decided I'd rather want to make games than hack.
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    Luckily for me my high school offered a c++ class which I took sophmore, junior, and senior year.
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    I really liked computers, and wanted something to separate me from the other regular computer users.

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    A friend of mine showed me some QBasic, and then I was hooked.
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    I met my Doom

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    I was interested in building my own websites. So I learned html. Then I wanted to learn how to make my web pages more dynamic, so I got into scripting languages. Then I started coding in visual basic. Then I took courses on C++/C#.

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    Terrance's case is exactly the same as mine, minus C#.

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    I've yet to figure out what c sharp does.
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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    I've yet to figure out what c sharp does.
    Its slightly higher than C flat.

    Lets see... I'm with Terrance up through the scripting languages. Then, I moved to C++. Then, a bit later, I was actually able to take CS classes, and since I've picked up Scheme, and Prolog, as well as a good bit of scientific computation 'stuff'.
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    I wanted to turn on some hot chicks and decided to learn programming. it seems like chicks dig programming and programmers specially assembly!!!!!!!!!!
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    >Its slightly higher than C flat

    There is no Cb.

    C# is a half-step up from C...
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