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AppleSoft BASIC

since 1977 (earliest usage recorded on this site was 1979)

Applesoft BASIC was a dialect of BASIC supplied on the Apple II computer, superseding Integer BASIC. Applesoft BASIC was supplied by Microsoft and its name is derived from the names of both Apple and Microsoft.

Applesoft was similar to (and indeed had a common code base with) BASIC implementations on other 6502-based computers, such as Commodore BASIC: it used line numbers, and spaces were not necessary in lines. While Applesoft was slower than Integer BASIC, it had many features that the older BASIC lacked including
atomic strings, string arrays, multidimensional arrays, float point variables, high-resolution graphics and user defined functions.

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petersod
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petersod - 3 years
vangale - 1 years
brucehoult - 6 years
lawley - 38 years
pydanny - 6 years
yacitus - 2 years
dabeaz - 7 years
kan - 3 years
joemcmahon - 4 years
empty - 3 years
gsiegman - 4 years
nriley - 35 years
dfan - 5 years
tlesher - 7 years
David - 34 years
jtauber - 5 years
boutell - 4 years
bittercoder - 3 years
dasil003 - 4 years
hexdump42 - 2 years
shawnr - 4 years
bmaxwell - 29 years
Zak - 2 years
brettsky - 2 years
eykd - 6 years
Sitwonade - 6 years
Sitwon - 6 years
cpharmston - 3 years
akgerber - 18 years
1979–1981
1979–1984
Not my first language! Did FORTRAN and HP and TI programmable calculators first.
1979
Learned this on my Apple ][ but hated it which is why I moved to UCSD Pascal.
1980–1985
My first programming language! I fell in love immediately and as a teenager I started writing games. My first game was 'free insults', followed by a Star Trek game that was popular in high school that I also redid in Python a few years back. The last game I wrote was an arcade effort that was a submarine versus destroyer contest that had my first attempt at 'artificial intelligence and used some pretty spiffy hi-resolution graphics.
1980–1981
I played with it briefly after winning an Apple II+ in the first annual Alberta High School Computer Programming Competition. But I sold it after deciding I liked my Atari 800 more.
1980–
1981–1983
1981–1987
Wrote programs on the family Apple ][+, later on an Apple 2e that I purchased.
1982–1985
Played around with this a lot; dropped it after I finally got my hands on a Mac.
1983–1985
My first computer that I bought myself. $2,000 that I earned programming CPM machines.
1983–1986
My first introduction to programming. I wrote my first program when I was 5.
1983–
1983–1987
1984–1988
Was my main programming language from the age of 10 to 14. I remember the things I was most interested in writing were text adventures, 3D graphics and artificial intelligence.
1984–
1984–1990
The summer after my fifth grade year my school got in a shipment of Apple IIe computers. Since they were going to sit idle until fall, they lent me one for the summer. Did a ton of Applesoft BASIC programming from then until I graduated from high school.
1985–1987
While at primary school in Warkworth, got my first introduction to writing simple programs in AppleSoft BASIC. More just wrote input of programs / tinkering - then understanding all the concepts like variable assignment etc. (I was only 5 at the time)
1985–1988
I never did fully grok what was happening with the hires color display and the way pixels chose to color themselves. I gather Woz did this to save a few (hundred) bucks, so it's okay.
1985–1988
My earliest programming experience. I typed in many a program from magazines.
1985–1986
1986–1989
Once I got into middle school we were able to get on the Apple II machines and do some simple programs.
1989–1990
More tinkering than actually programming.
1989–
1991–1996
1991–1992
Learned in summer school in 7th/8th grade and 8th/9th grade.
1994–1996
On an Apple ][e in 3rd-5th grade.
1994–1999
We started using the Apple IIc computers at school.
1994–1999
We started using the Apple IIc computers at school.
2000–
The neighbor gave me an Apple II+. I wrote programs, especially those resembling: 10 PRINT LOL 20 GOTO 10
Aah. The Apple II. Or in my case, the CV-777 knockoff!
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