Favorite Programming Languages

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What Are Your Favorite Programming Languages?

  1. Java

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. C

    12 vote(s)
    35.3%
  3. C++

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. Python

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. C#

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  6. JavaScript

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  7. Visual Basic .NET

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  8. PHP

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  9. Delphi / Object Pascal

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  10. Assembly Language

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. DeeCee

    DeeCee Super Member

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    And the carpet in the pic looks really cool too! (I remember those toys... my first (personal) machine was an LNW a clone of the TRS-80 that could also run CP/M)
     
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  2. pustelniakr

    pustelniakr Silver Miner at Large Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    Here is what I taught myself on, an HP-85 computer, with a built in display, tape cartridge to hold the programs, and a thermal printer to make printouts. I built a little limited production/engineering test rig around this little dude:

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    HP Basic, was a good language to start with. It was nice to get paid, and create something of value, while learning.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  3. DeeCee

    DeeCee Super Member

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    This thread is like a time machine! Amazing! I remember programming on an HP-85!
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart Webguy :: Bassist

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    Started programming on a TI-99/4a and TI Basic... in 80s at HS I learned Apple's version as well as Pascal and Fortran 77. Spent some time being taught C++ in later years... while working for Apple as presales tech.

    That said I've been in admin roles on both *nix, classic mac, and windows enviroments. I script... not program.

    My current gig is in DevOps on windows and aws... I'm quite enjoying Powershell 5
     
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  5. pustelniakr

    pustelniakr Silver Miner at Large Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    In my early days, I had to program just to create documents. On my PDP-1103, I created documents with Digital Standard Runoff, which required code to be embedded in the document, which got interpreted at print time. If you turn on codes with WordPerfect, that is what a document looked like with Runoff.

    And scripting is programming also, for the scripter statement made up thread. Heck, the kids game, Sims, is programming. Just a taste and some folks get hooked for life. I'm badly hooked.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  6. DeeCee

    DeeCee Super Member

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    I loved WordPerfect when it came out. Simple, logical and flexible.
     

     

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  7. HOT DAMN!! How could I possibly have forgotten about the TI-99? The TI-99/4A model was the main microcomputer used in the school disctrict in West Michigan in which I attended elementary and junior high school during the 80s. Thanks for the memories, James.
     
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  8. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    My first paid programming job was revising code written in Turbo Pascal 3 on an IBM PC AT, to take data from a connected Scan-Tron 2100 OMR Data Terminal and save it into a formatted ASCII data file.

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  9. James Hart

    James Hart Webguy :: Bassist

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    Agreed but I don't begin to think I'm in league with the programmers I maintain enviroments for. I just automate tasks and parse data :)
     
  10. loopstick

    loopstick AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Turbo Pascal - JUST before my time. During my school daze I inherited a genetic algorithm written in Modula 2. A DOS command line executable. I made it as "graphical" as I could using BIOS calls to the video card. One of our "industry partners" wanted it in a REAL GUI so he gave us Borland Delphi 5 to use cuz Modula 2 was so similar to Pascal. I'm still using the Free Pascal Lazarus to this day for hobby fun.
     
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  11. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    In 1982 I started on that same TRS-80 Color computer with the 6809 microprocessor but an earlier grey version

    There was a magazine called "The Color Computer" by a guy named Dennis Kitsch
    I bought every issue
    I learned assembly thru a package he sold that 'splained it all to you
    The magazine went bust after a couple of years

    A couple of years ago, I internet found Mr. Dennis Kitsch and thanked him for my 30 year career in computers
    He was pleased
     
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  12. Jeff Vitale

    Jeff Vitale AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I guess you know you are old when you have formal training in multiple programming languages and they are not even on the poll! ... Fortran, Pascal, PL/1, Basic, Cold Fusion... just shoot me now...
     
  13. I LIKE MUSIC

    I LIKE MUSIC Super Member

    ^^^^This.

    You and me both...
     
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  14. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    Years ago when I was programming we purchased a suite called Powerhouse that was a 4th generation language.

    I mostly used Quiz to write reports quickly and easily.
     
  15. DeeCee

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    I remember studying vacuum tubes and relay programming, by cracky! YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!!!

    (Kidding, kidding... I know how you feel...) :beerchug:
     
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  16. Jeff Vitale

    Jeff Vitale AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    haha... my first programming class was with the punch cards... had to carry the stack clear across campus at Wayne State University to get them compiled. I remember being in a hurry and dropping the stack... ahhhhhhhh! The very next year they modernized...
     
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  17. loopstick

    loopstick AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm the only guy who put in a vote for Python. OTOH I had an epic rant yesterday at work about Python and people were amused.
     
  18. DeeCee

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    I hear you. My first formal programming class was in high school. We would punch them out then the teacher would run by the school district's main building to process and we would get them back the next day with results.

    Nice turnaround, eh?

    We learned rapidly to REALLY check for syntax errors. Heh.
     
  19. John James

    John James "Bob's your uncle" (Stolen) Subscriber

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    Languages?

    We don't need no stinkin" languages!

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
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  20. John James

    John James "Bob's your uncle" (Stolen) Subscriber

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    ^ ^ ^

    Time frame...

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