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Poll thread: How old are you and what programming languages do you have experience with?

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  • #61 ✎ 35 cujo1992 Wow - this is fascinating to read. I am among the "old bunch". I will keep my specific age obfuscated - but my experience will give you clues: - I first programmed in BASIC on a fancy Apple II computer in elementary school. It was great fun to write 10 print "something inappropriate" 20 goto 10 .... and then walk away from the computer. I then got my first home computer: An ATARI 800. I programmed lots of CRAPPY GAMES on the BASIC on that system... including a bad side scrolling game with a giant lobster. (It was really bad) In high school I programmed in PASCAL (still fond of it). The class was boring to me so I wrote a version of "Sky Diver" from the ATARI 2600 days. The teacher gave me an A and didn't make me take the final. (All of my classmates were playing the game instead of doing homework... we had 5.25in disks to pass around) In College I learned 68000 assembly code. We had an assignment to write a program to play the "pick from 23 matchsticks" game. He gave us the algorithm to implement so it was about learning/executing syntax. I added code to randomly insult the human player... which was amusing to my fraternity brothers but required a lot of explanation to my professor. (He didn't see the humor in it...) After college I dabbled in web design, PERL, JAVA... but didn't keep up with the old days. I had colleagues that coded in C/C+/C++/C# etc... but alas this was not my calling. Emails, project meetings and other real-world stuff pressed coding to the background... SMILEBASIC has allowed me to rekindle some old creativity deep in my soul. The results far exceed my expectations... imagine how cool the stupid lobster game could have been if I had grown up in a different decade. thanks for reading Posted
  • #62 ✎ 209 PesticidePoison Good Page Hidden Achievements Spring 2017 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website We should have a "How old are you and what is your life's story?" thread. Posted
  • #63 ✎ 87 banana RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Disguised Hidden Website Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength
    (does regex count?)
    I would say yes, since it is Turing Complete.
    waht
    Posted
  • #64 ✎ 329 random_guy Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies age: THATS COMPLETELY SECRET INFORMATION I DONT WANT TO SHARE languages: only improved basic(sb) ;( Posted
  • #65 ✎ 329 random_guy Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies
    We should have a "How old are you and what is your life's story?" thread.
    also, yeah. why do we need this?
    Posted
  • #66 ✎ 17 GameLover39 Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength Minecraft Is Awesome! I love Minecraft! Express Yourself Learning Java Used to use scratch Knows Clickteam Fusion And my age is ?? Posted
  • #67 ✎ 329 random_guy Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies
    Learning Java Used to use scratch Knows Clickteam Fusion And my age is ??
    once i used to use scratch, now its so confusing.
    Posted
  • #68 ✎ 1 tuxifan Age: 12 programming languages: bash, basic (smilebasic interpreter), C, html Posted
  • #69 ✎ 209 PesticidePoison Good Page Hidden Achievements Spring 2017 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website
    We should have a "How old are you and what is your life's story?" thread.
    also, yeah. why do we need this?
    That was a joke in response to cujo1992 very long, but interesting story.
    Posted
  • #70 ✎ 353 ToadIsTheBest Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Age:?? Fluent Languages: English (Both kinds) SmileBASIC Other Languages: ROBLOX Lua Japanese Spanish French Like, every BASIC because i'm fluent in SB >:] NES Coding/Assembly (i only know how to change text in select games and the graphics) Updated on July 13th, 2018 i wish you the best of luck on friday the 13th. Posted Edited by ToadIsTheBest
  • #71 ✎ 353 ToadIsTheBest Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength
    I was really interested in the poll results and saw I was one of the oldest people here, so I want to see other people's votes too. Age- 21 Languages; BASIC VB.Net C++ HTML Assembly I'm best with basic, then VB.Net, then c++, I barely know HTML but I understand how it works. Same with assembly, I could write something in assembly if I wanted but I never bothered. My favorite is C++, it's really annoyingly complicated but learning it is a really worthwhile investment since it's the main language used in most open source projects. I took a class for vb.net, I know that inside and out but honestly vb.net seems outdated. HTML seems to do everything vb.net can do better. No one wants to download extract and run a windows only application when they can visit a web page using any device, that's the future and vb.net isn't going to have a place in it. Basic is the opposite of c++ as it's really really easy to just do something quick and easy but isn't really a serious platform at all outside of SB. Assembly is deceptively easy to understand, it's just a mess trying to do anything with it.
    SmileBASIC is NOT Basic. SmileBASIC is a programming/scripting language BASED on Basic. sorry if someone already said this
    Posted Edited by ToadIsTheBest
  • #72 ✎ 1512 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website
    SmileBASIC is NOT Basic. SmileBASIC is a programming/scripting language BASED on Basic. sorry if someone already said this
    There's no "official" version of BASIC. It's just a group of similar languages .
    Posted
  • #73 ✎ 375 chicken OSP Contest 1 Contest Participant I participated in the first SmileBASIC Source OSP Contest! Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website Good Page Hidden Achievements
    SmileBASIC is NOT Basic. SmileBASIC is a programming/scripting language BASED on Basic. sorry if someone already said this
    There's no "official" version of BASIC. It's just a group of similar languages .
    "BASIC (an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)[2] is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use." - Wikipedia Page "In 1964, John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz designed the original BASIC language at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, United States." - Also Wikipedia Page
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  • #74 ✎ 221 Shelly
    Old enough to know better A brief history of programming languages:
    1. TRS80 Basic
    2. ZX Spectrum Basic
    3. AMOS Basic
    4. Turbo Pascal
    5. Amiga E
    6. C
    7. C++
    8. Haskell
    9. Perl
    10. C#
    11. Java
    12. Python
    13. JavaScript
    14. SmileBasic (though I'm yet to actually code anything!)
    Wait, so you just skipped Color Basic? The Tandy CoCo seemed worthy of learning.
    Posted
  • #75 ✎ 5 Missingno50 Age:14 Experience: Ah shucks, probably about as long as I could comprehend words. I'm not joking either. It's actually quiet impressive, despite the fact I have barely improved since I've started and barely have a clue what I'm doing. Languages: MS-DOS command/MS Windows Batch Lua C++ C# VB.Net Petit Computer/SmileBasic line Commodore Basic line(2.0 and 4.0 specifically) Simon Basic(Commodore line) QuickBasic QuietBasic [http://www.quitebasic.com/] COBOL Brainfuck Bytefuck(My own programming language. Still working on it, ask for details if you want. It's a hell of a time to understand.) MarioLang And that's just naming a FEW. The fact I keep learning a lot of new languages may be why I'm not improving, anyone else thing that or am I just going crazy? Posted
  • #76 ✎ 1512 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website
    ... Edit: Didn't realize that was going to show my answers…
    what?
    Posted Edited by 12Me21
  • #77 ✎ 375 chicken OSP Contest 1 Contest Participant I participated in the first SmileBASIC Source OSP Contest! Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website Good Page Hidden Achievements
    Ouch, no TI84 Plus CE Edit: Didn't realize that was going to show my answers…
    what?
    he thought it showed his answers because it did from his point of view
    Posted
  • #78 ✎ 70 CyberYoshi64 Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Good Page Hidden Achievements Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Age: 13 Lang: • Batch (Windows-CMD/MS-DOS) • VBS (sort of) • HTML (no CSS/JS/C) • SmileBASIC • Microsoft BASIC (in the late 70s) Posted
  • #79 ✎ 221 Shelly Age: Old Languages: 1. BASIC (Multiple dialects) 2. Assembler (not really a language) 3. Python (A bit) 4. C++ (a fair amount) 5. Ruby (Basically none) I'll have to think, since over the years I've used so many languages briefly. Posted
  • #80 ✎ 1 GamerCymreig Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Age: 13 Experience: None Languages: English I'm a noob at programming to be honest, I used to know slight welsh but I've forgotten it since they stopped me doing welsh classes. Posted
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