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Programming Languages

Programming Languages AndyC has used:

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SC/MP Assembly
BASIC
6502 Assembly
Fortran
Z80 Assembly
BBC Basic
Prolog
Pascal
C
Forth
x86 Assembly
PostScript
POP-11
Perl
VisualBasic
Java
Javascript
C++
PHP
C#
1977–1980
Arr my first programming language on the good old Science of Cambridge MK14 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MK14 So Yes my first programming language was assembler, entered by HEX code. I remember I wrote a simple sequencer for it, with the device producing square waves from an I/O pin
1978–1980
I used this on a UK-101 which was a UK kit version of the Ohio Superboard http://oldcomputers.net/osi-600.html
1979–1985
Started on the UK-101 ended on the BBC Micro. UK-101 info page: http://www.gifford.co.uk/~coredump/uk101.htm
1980
Used in my first year at University running on a DEC 10 system.
1981–
I used this at University for coursework. I hated Z80, compared to 6502 it's just clunky. It's a shame it's style carried on into the X86 family.
1982–1985
Only reason I stopped using it is because I moved on to BBC Pascal
1983–
Like a few people (I'm looking at you Glen http://mytechne.com/user/growe/) I've had a few attempts to learn Prolog. First up was on a DEC-10, it had been installed and If I remember correctly I had to get special permission to use it. I've never got to grips with it though.
1984–1987
Started using Pascal on a NCR Tower (running a version of UNIX) and then onto using a version of Pascal on the BBC Micro and IBM PC
1985–
Started using C on an NCR Tower system. Still using it on Arduino microporcessors
1985–
Mucked about with it on the BBC Micro.
1987–1993
Used it to speed up some routines in a IBM PC program. Also low level routines on the PC for serial communication and interrupt handling
1990–
I've only got a vague memory of doing this, but I did write a program that outputted postscript. Wish I could remember more.
1992–
POP-11 is a really odd language but one I enjoyed. I used it on a research project, either on a Sun or a DEC alpha machine
1994–1995
Dabbled with Perl in the early days of CGI on webservers. I hate it with a passion.
1995
I've not done a lot of Visual Basic Programing but I did write a Screen Saver in it for VIZ magazine based around their popular character Billy the Fish
1996–
Still using it, my favorite language so far as it's so clean. I even wrote a book on it published 1997
2000–
2002–
I came late to C++, after Java in fact. I only used it because it's the only language you can realistically program DXi and VSTi sound generators and processors.
2007–
Only casual usage
2009–
Only really learnt this for ASP.NET for teaching purposes. I can't believe quite how like Java it is though.