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I started with a comodore 64, you used magnetic tapes to read and save your code..

Then Cobol, Fortram, Pascal and C++. Learned later Visual Basic, Clarion, Java, JavaScript, and many others.

Lately. NET C# and VB, I think it is fair to say we developers learn anything after the first 2 languages are mastered, it always amaze me our ability to adapt, specially when you look back in time as per this thread.

I wonder what would be 25 years from now, specially with the speed of changes with current technologies.

My hats off to all of you.. 

Regards,

Simbol 

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I'm probably one of the few people here under the age of 30 who knows the difference between a floppy and a stiffy and has seen and worked with both.

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hahahaha! Shout out to all the dinosaurs here!

Not sure if I should be sad or happy for having missed that wonderful era of punch cards. My first experience programming was Turbo Pascal on a 80386SX with 8MB(?) extended RAM - and it was a "laptop". 😮

Do you remember these things (found through a google search)?

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:28 PM, GMVitus said:

hahahaha! Shout out to all the dinosaurs here!

Not sure if I should be sad or happy for having missed that wonderful era of punch cards. My first experience programming was Turbo Pascal on a 80386SX with 8MB(?) extended RAM -

I had a 386SX/20.  I can't remember how much ram it had.  4 megs maybe.  Not much.

It was a step up from the Apple //e I had before that.  It had 128k of ram.  Friend had a TRS-80 so that brings back memories.  Any of you have an Odyssey game console by chance?

When I started college in 1991 they were still teaching COBOL -- it was the last semester for it.  You had to upload your programs to a server, where they were compiled, if I'm remembering it correctly.   I saw a lot of change in comps at that time -- by the time I was a senior they had html classes and the web had become a little more mainstream.  When I started it was telnet and usenet groups, no browser.  Mosaic browser was a wonder when I saw it for the first time.

On topic.  I took classes in Modula-2, QBASIC, Applesoft BASIC, Turbo Pascal, C, COBOL, and Visual Basic.  SQL also, but that wasn't exactly the same.  Anyway, I've pretty much forgotten them all.  😀

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School

- Basic on some HP Mini using Cards w/ Pencil

- Pascal, Fortran, Cobol, Assembler and C on some IBM  (Cobol on Cards)

- Assembler, ADA and some crazy language where you wrote a whole program on one line on a Unix Box (PDP/11??)

Home

- Basic / Forth on TI-99/4A

- C++ on IBM OS/2

- A bunch of stuff on PC's

IRL

- Cobol / JCL, ABAP/4, Natural/Adabas on IBM 370

- C#, C++, Javascript .... on PCs

 

Just started playing with Lua for hooking up hardware to P3D, jury is still out on that one.

 

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Fortran IV on Data General SuperNova, serial #4..  :cool:

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Turbo Pascal, C, Delphi, Basic , VBasic, Os400 (RPG?), Assembly ofcourse!

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I'm a late starter... real late, ha!  I just design and if I need to automate somthin' I just learn the language as needed.  Last couple of years have been vbscript, JAVA, and now Python. Whatever works to get the job done.


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Sinclair BASIC on the ZX81
6502 assembler and Commodore BASIC on Commodore VIC-20, 64 and Pet.
6502 assembler and BBC BASIC on the Acorn Electron and BBC Model B
Borland Turbo C on MS DOS
Had a life for 10 years or so...
C++ but now mostly C#.NET and .NET Core in Microsoft land, with the prerequisite amount of Perl, PHP. JS and whatever else gets thrown at me.

It's all still 1s and 0s and I absolutely believe that the early years of 6502 programming still help me every single day as a full time software engineer.

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