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What was your first Programming Language

Post by Luroch_Delkar » February 10th, 2011, 3:29 am

No this is not the same as the "what is your favorite language" topic.
Regardless of which language you think is the best, I am curious what the first one was that you tried to learn, and what one you first learned "extensively" as in which did you first make a program/game in.
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by bigkahuna » February 10th, 2011, 4:23 am

First programming *attempt* was in C++, first major step in programming was in WML. I don't get around with it much.
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Luroch_Delkar » February 10th, 2011, 4:31 am

Wow, I forgot to post my own response.
I first learned some BASIC from an old computer.
First language I did stuff with was HTML/PHP (with scattered attempts at Java/Visual Basic)
First language I really did stuff in was WML
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Gambit » February 10th, 2011, 4:38 am

Pretty much what Bigkahuna said.
Took classes in C++ and VB. Neither stuck.

Then years of WML before moving to any serious "real" programming again.

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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by saiko-chriskun » February 10th, 2011, 5:03 am

First was C. Have since branched out into Haskell, Lua, and Assembly.

I use C/Assembly for driver/kernel development.
I use Haskell for linux scripting and web development (via snap.)
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by blasphymer » February 10th, 2011, 5:06 am

First language I attempted anything in was probably python
First actually made program was in scheme (and boy how I was glad to move on)
First game, and essentially completely original program was C#. I may never move from any of the C family... grown too attached *tear of joy*
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Joram » February 10th, 2011, 6:15 am

A tiny bit of VBA (really, just enough to suddenly let me know in a flash of blinding light "Hey! I actually like programming!")

After that, C++ was the one I learned. Did some various small things in it, didn't really do much till late last year when I started doing some primitive graphics with openGL.

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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by ancestral » February 10th, 2011, 7:54 am

I honestly am not sure if it was BASIC, Logo, or HyperTalk (from HyperCard). Certainly, one of the three, when I was no older than 8 years old. HyperTalk would have been the first I actually made something with. By the time I got to college, Java and C++ was easy and familiar.
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Midnight_Carnival » February 10th, 2011, 11:12 am

an earlier version of wml, after which my brother tried to teach me Python and Java (unsucsessfully)
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Velensk » February 10th, 2011, 12:06 pm

I first learned HTML if you count mark-up languages.

First real language I learned was Java.
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by ajf » February 10th, 2011, 12:55 pm

My first steps (as stated in the "have you finished your first game" thread) were with DOS .bat files.
First "real" programming then in Turbo Pascal.

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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by HomerJ » February 10th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Back in the old days, I had a C64. There was a book that came with it that had some examples for BASIC programs. I typed in a couple of them and understood a little what I was doing. Sadly I dropped the topic although there was "informatics" as a school course which I took for a year, but I lost interest in between transition from the introductory part to the PASCAL part.
I regret it now. But I couldn't force myself to get into learning to code yet.
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by shadowm » February 10th, 2011, 5:11 pm

A dialect of BASIC for a programmable scientific calculator.

Years later, C#. If you think MS-DOS batch files count, put that immediately after BASIC above.
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Dixie » February 10th, 2011, 6:03 pm

Some of my friends would argue HTML isn't a programming language (more a mark up thing, as Gambit mentions), but it would be the first one I ever attempted. A few years later, WML is the first language to yield any results (Haven't been trying very hard in between :hmm" ), and then Lua. I'm not really a seasonned programmer at all, though, more of a remote amateur :P
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by MCP » February 10th, 2011, 8:48 pm

Hyper Card when I was under ten years old... Well not really programming, but whatever.

If not Hyper Card, then my first real programming was in QBASIC on a TI-86 for which I attempted to program games. I did about as fast a screen refresh as was available without using assembly so I could move a guy around a screen and shoot a bullet into static targets to make them disappear... Some of other those games on the TI-86 are amazing and mine is not. I probably did some other programs for some course work, but very little.

I suppose C/C++, with little to no C++ functionality, was the first language I used in school to do stuff.

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