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Fortran

since 1957 (earliest usage recorded on this site was 1963)

Fortran is a general-purpose, procedural, imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. Originally developed by IBM at their campus in south San Jose, California in the 1950s for scientific and engineering applications, Fortran came to dominate this area of programming early on and has been in continual use for over half a century in computationally intensive areas such as numerical weather prediction, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational physics, and computational chemistry. It is one of the most popular languages in the area of high-performance computing and is the language used for programs that benchmark and rank the world's fastest supercomputers.

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1963–1995
First programming language
1966–1980
I'm assuming that this refers to what we called "Fortran with Format" or "Fortran II". I used it on the IBM 1620 and 1130, CDC 6400, PDP-11, Vax.
1969–1976
College of course.
1971–1985
Ah, Fortran, my first computer language. I learned it from the old "Fortran with Watfor and Watfiv" book, and got access to the mainframe at UBC's computing centre by doing a computing student's homework for him (now it can be told - well it was almost 40 years ago). You don't hear that much about Fortran these days, but for number crunching it's still one of the best. Fortran is an abbreviation of 'formula translator' after all.
1976–1981
First job out of school. Designing and implementing real-time SCADA for oil&gas and fiber industries on Motorola 6800 and PDP-11 systems. What didn't/couldn't get done in FORTRAN was in assembler.
1977–1985
Picked it up in CSci, kept it for early experiments on a smokin' hot IBM PC XT at 4.77 MHz. For you kids, that's 0.008 iPhones.
1977
High school computing club used a subset of Fortran called Portran "portable" Fortran developed at Massey University, NZ. Programs written on pencil marked cards and processed at Databank.
1978–1983
One of my very first programming experiences, I was on a week training course from school at a local uni. I had to write a how many birds can sit on a wire simulation. Later at Uni the Fortran tutor was so bad we just bought the book and starting writing.
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1980
Used in my first year at University running on a DEC 10 system.
1980
At high school
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1981–
First language. Learned by book. Later used in a variety of academic applications, but not too much.
1985–1986
1985–1986
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1986–1987
FORTRAN 77 Used on an old mainframe via punched cards at UNN
1990–1994
Purely educational.
1997
I used it for a small course project.
1998–
As a mathematics student, it is a must for me. Not very nice language itself, but works pretty well.
1998–1999
First tech experience - made me wonder what I was getting myself into.
2008–2009
I edited existing Fortran code to make it feed my needs. In this case it was an implementation for the Rainflow counting algorithm
2008–
2013
modification of existing program to help in porting to C

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