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%

Thread: How long have you been programming

  1. #31
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    Well since I started Comp Sci two years ago at University, the only thing I knew was some HTML, which I tought myself.

    After two years, Ive learned some C, C++, Java, Prolog, Unix Shell Scripts, and a little assembly.

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  2. #32
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    I started out programming with (WYSIWYG) HTML in June of 1999, if you can consider that programming, and then a few weeks I started teaching myself MSVB 5. My dad then got MS Visual Studio 6 pro. because he was thinking of learning VB 6 because he had lost his old job. After awhile of fooling around in VB6 I started learning QBasic for two reasons, first I wanted to understand basic because it was the foundation for VB. Secondly because I had found that VB does not support the inp/outp commands which I wanted to use to create a model train speed calculator (the original code was written back in 1989 in QBasic). Then I started trying to do graphics in QBasic but this was to restricted. In about 2000 I got a game programming kit. For awhile I didn't do much with it for a while because it was designed for c++ and the c++ tutorial (SAMS 'teach your self VC++ in 21 days') that came with the kit, but it didn't make any sense to me at that time. Some time early 2002 I got a c++ book from the library I tried learning from it, but it was not meant as an introductory to c++, so it did not help me. In July I finally tried to use the SAMS VC++ book but only got through the first week. Finally this school year I took an actual c++ course as part of my schoolwork. The book was based on outdated standards, but it had through instructions on some of the main theories of c++ programming. Finally in May of 2003 I joined, and started using the additional information therein to further my knowledge of c++. So to put it simply I have been programming for a little under five years, which of course goes under the ‘over 4 years’ option.

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