Post subject: Re: How did you learn programming? Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:16 pm
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I decided to learn C when I was 13 (6 years ago). I read an online course, K&R "The C Programming Language", and a german book...then I wrote programs and now I'm reading the source code of the original UNIX so that I can learn from it's elegance. Then I started to learn assembler and a bit of C++ (yuck) and Common Lisp (learning that properly is still on my list). I also know a bit about AWK, Perl, PHP, Postscript and probably others but I'm not really comfortable with any of those, I'm only *really* comfortable with C and Asm. Anyway, the next language that I really want to learn is Go.
Post subject: Re: How did you learn programming? Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:22 pm
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Well I learned Dos when I was bored and had nothing else to do I can't remember when so probably around 5 + years ago. From there I learned a rudimentary amount of Hex coding to know how things work as well as a little ASM recently and I'm still learning the tricks with that. Right now I'm learning how to do Java in school as well as sql soon. I guess that covers about everything even though the IT teachers such at my school since I really didn't like pseudo coding that much. As for DOS I hit the limit of what I could do with it about 4 years ago thus the reason for moving on I also know how to do a few registry tweaks but am far from pro at it.
Given the fact that nothing is surprising in the tech universe if you know whats coming its actually quite boring to watch.
Post subject: Re: How did you learn programming? Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:16 am
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My dad was a database programmer, so there were plenty of books on coding at home. I read an entire LISP book when I was about 10. I didn't really get into programming until I was 13, when I met the guy who wrote Scripsit for TRS-80 and the original code for Word! He tought me C#.
Post subject: Re: How did you learn programming? Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:59 am
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Fortran, Algol 68, Pascal at QIT. The first real proggie was written in i8086 oppcodes (no, not assembler - oppcodes). Then BASIC on the tandy 1000, then 4dos, rexx.
Then i wrote an RPN calculator, and then few of my own: weave, kml. Mostly command interpreters.
Most of the stuff is about diddling the inner loop. Proggies ran twice or three times faster when the loop was wrangled. One proggie was accelerated by orders of magnitude. It's really important when it's running thousands of loops, over hundreds of days. An acceleration can reduce the running time from months to days.
Most of my batch files, desktops, etc are woven from rexx scripts,
Post subject: Re: How did you learn programming? Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:57 pm
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I learned in books Visual Basic, C++ and C# languages. Currently I learn F#, and soon I plan learning Assembly. For programming I use Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate.
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Post subject: Re: How did you learn programming? Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:14 am
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I learned the basics of VB.NET from MSDN, and then the rest by browsing the .NET libraries in Visual Studio. And, because I can do VB.NET, automatically I also can C#, as the only difference here is the syntax (semicolons ), "My" namespace and few other things.
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