#61✎ 19Mr_MoReadingI like to read books!HobbiesVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfI have no idea.
My mind went PROGRAMMING -> BASIC -> TIBASIC -> TI GRAPHING CALC yay
#62✎ 14benjymousExpert ProgrammerProgramming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like!Programming StrengthDay PersonI like the warm sunshine and wake up early!Express YourselfReadingI like to read books!HobbiesOld enough to know better
A brief history of programming languages:
ZX Spectrum Basic
SmileBasic (though I'm yet to actually code anything!)
#63✎ 89miaNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesI'm 16.
I love English and I'm currently learning French
#64✎ 29cujo1992Wow - 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
#65✎ 185GoodGameGodGood PageHiddenAchievementsSpring 2017 Contest Runner UpI placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest!Programming ContestAvatar EmbargoI didn't change my avatar for 90 daysWebsiteWe should have a "How old are you and what is your life's story?" thread.
#66✎ 75bananaRNGHiddenEaster EggsDisguisedHiddenWebsiteExpert ProgrammerProgramming 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.
#67✎ 165random_guyIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express Yourselfage: THATS COMPLETELY SECRET INFORMATION I DONT WANT TO SHARE
languages: only improved basic(sb) ;(
#68✎ 165random_guyIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express Yourself
We should have a "How old are you and what is your life's story?" thread.