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funkydude9
09-29-2002, 12:23 PM
What was your first programming language that you learned? (even if it was a little).

kermi3
09-29-2002, 12:43 PM
Logo Writer!!!!

Hammer
09-29-2002, 12:44 PM
Not C++... moved to GD.

MethodMan
09-29-2002, 12:54 PM
Why are java and html together?

also, I dont even think html is considered a programming languge.

Well I did learn html first, and then java was my first programming language.

Mister C
09-29-2002, 01:00 PM
My first language was Pascal in high school

Good question: HTML is not a programming language.

Mr. C.

RoD
09-29-2002, 01:07 PM
i would consider html a program language, ina sorts.

It was my first language, but i said VB cause i didn't see it there.

BMJ
09-29-2002, 01:15 PM
HyperText Markup Language

Markup language - A coding system, such as HTML and SGML, used to structure, index, and link text files.

Programming language - An artificial language used to write instructions that can be translated into machine language and then executed by a computer.

Shadow12345
09-29-2002, 01:20 PM
I think learning C++ first was a bad idea for me...I got a book in 9th grade on C++ from a math teacher, and I tried reading it but I didn't learn anything because I got so frustrated. I really got into it in 10th grade and started to learn stuff. I would have been better served by learning a less-difficult programming language such as visual basic. But then again because I learned C++ first everything else seems...well...much easier.

Prelude
09-29-2002, 01:25 PM
COBOL.

-Prelude

BMJ
09-29-2002, 01:26 PM
I was going to say COBOL!

Okay okay, FORTRAN

Aran
09-29-2002, 04:11 PM
wow.. this question has only been asked 100 times.

oh well.

i started with PASCAL, and i never looked back.

grrrrrrrrrrrr
unfortunately this person forgot to include the wonderful PASCAL and COBOL/FORTRAN and *gasp* ADA95 or ADA83!!!

wow.. such a crime is only punishable by 5 years of coding with visual basic!

moi
09-29-2002, 04:15 PM
basic foo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jet_Master
09-29-2002, 06:06 PM
i was first taught logo in school (grade 4, 5) and then they taught q-basic (grade 5 and 6). I dont remember much though... ;)

Stoned_Coder
09-29-2002, 06:30 PM
assembly language. z80 and 6502 processors. (zx spectrum/bbc model b)

black
09-29-2002, 08:47 PM
my first is ActionScript which is a script language I still work with even now. ;)

salvelinus
09-30-2002, 04:52 AM
VB. Shadow has a good point, if you learm c/c++ the rest come much easier. Going from vb to c++ realyy made me wonder what was the visual part of visual c++, at least the first couple semesters where we only did console programs.
Using Delphi & starting embedded vb at work, though.

Shiro
09-30-2002, 11:11 AM
Pascal.

DavidP
09-30-2002, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by Kermi3
Logo Writer!!!!


ditto. version 2.0 to be exact. it was for DOS :cool:

TechWins
09-30-2002, 05:01 PM
Pascal for about two weeks but now of course it's c++ (for about the past 7 months)

But I'm taking a Pascal programming class in school, because there is nothing better to take. It is so annoying having to go back to using Pascal. It's weird, during the day I'm in Pascal mode then when I get home I have to shift back into c++ mode. I get asked way too many questions about programming this year at school...come on people if I could figure it out then you sure can too.

confuted
09-30-2002, 06:39 PM
Well, I assume that nobody is going to count Batch, and I'm not sure it was first anyway...so I said Q-Basic. I read a book on GW-Basic (super old school) and just applied it to Q-basic. I was a 4th grader.

Monster
10-01-2002, 05:37 AM
I started with BASIC when I was 12 (for about half a year). Then a few years nothing. When I was 16 I started programming again (Pascal / assembly 6809).

face_master
10-01-2002, 06:49 AM
C++. After that everything else (other than assembler) looked like kiddie crap to me.

Govtcheez
10-01-2002, 06:51 AM
Pascal, here.

FillYourBrain
10-01-2002, 07:10 AM
PASCAL really should be up there cause an awful lot of people learn to code on PASCAL. I learned on Commodore64's version of BASIC. I think I was about 8 years old when I wrote my first "hello world"

golem
10-01-2002, 07:27 AM
My first attempt was in BASIC at school, when I was 14 and had no idea about computers at all. Pascal was the second but I didn't like it.

Scourfish
10-01-2002, 10:53 PM
On a little side note, did you ever notice that some people always feel the urge to mention some incredibly young age in which they learned programming; as if one had the neuron connections to understand the logic at those ages (which, according to modern psychology, they don't).

On the same note, I wrote my first major COBOL database at the tender age of 1 and 1/2; you wouldn't believe how hard it was to work with those Unix AT&T boxes when I was constantly making poopies in my diaper.

face_master
10-01-2002, 11:33 PM
well I started just before I turned 14. I'm now 15 and becuase I started at that age its all been easier.

RoD
10-02-2002, 04:34 AM
i wanted to start @ C++ but my comp sci one class was VB n i had to pass it to take CS2.

I dont like vb, if your study'n vb (and not planning to stay in just vb) it teaches bad habits when u go to other languages.

codingmaster
10-02-2002, 07:08 AM
It think, that my first language was Russian (-> cause I'm a Russian guy-> but I live in Germany and study there), than German, than
English after it French and now Latin. (-> I hope that I learn Spanish next year). :D

But the first language for programming, I learned was HTML (-> but it is not really a programming language, it's a style formatting language -> SGML).

After it I learned JavaScript.

And many other languages (Perl, PHP, SQL, XML, Java, Python,....).
But I have never learned Basic, yes a bit VBS, but not more.

At the end C++ and Assembly!

Maybe some TPascal -> Delphi!!!!

Now, I'm gonna learn OpenGL and DirectX programming with C/C++.

confuted
10-02-2002, 07:44 PM
well, scourfish, there isn't much logic involved in Basic languages. They're simple, and laced with gotos. Any above average elementary student with an interest for it can handle it.

FillYourBrain
10-03-2002, 03:30 PM
scourfish, that was meant to be an stab I assume. I said I wrote hello world at 8; I didn't say I was developing operating systems. I understood gotos and for loops and that's about it. Don't be such a turd.

edit: anyhow, I said "I think about 8" I could be off if you care to do the math as to when commodore64 came out. I don't.

Prelude
10-03-2002, 03:55 PM
>did you ever notice that some people always feel the urge to mention some
>incredibly young age in which they learned programming
Maybe they did learn at that age and were just stating fact. I started at 16, does that count as incredibly young?

-Prelude

red_baron
10-05-2002, 10:02 PM
first language i learned was turing lol its an actual language though no one has ever heard of it before :D i started at 14

drdroid
10-06-2002, 03:24 PM
BASIC!

//Edit, When I was.. I think I was 9 or 10. 3rd or Forth Grade.

XSquared
10-06-2002, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by red_baron
first language i learned was turing lol its an actual language though no one has ever heard of it before :D i started at 14
I know Turing... learned it at 12/13 in school. It's a truly Canadian programming language. :D

Fountain
10-06-2002, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by Prelude
>did you ever notice that some people always feel the urge to mention some
>incredibly young age in which they learned programming
Maybe they did learn at that age and were just stating fact. I started at 16, does that count as incredibly young?

-Prelude



16 huh? hmmm that is young, not incredibly young mind.

Oh Q. yes..It was Basic of course.

red_baron
10-06-2002, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by XSquared
I know Turing... learned it at 12/13 in school. It's a truly Canadian programming language. :D

var input : string

put "canadian programming languages lol"
put "what ya think of this language?"
get input

if input = "SUCKS!"
then put "you're right"

else if input = "ROCKS!"
then put "guess again"