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Programming Languages

Programming Languages BitWise has used:

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Assembly
Commodore BASIC
6502 Assembly
APL
Z80 Assembly
BCPL
C
BBC Basic
PDP-8 machine code
FORTRAN 77
68k Assembly
C++
AWK
Java
C#
XSLT
MIPS Assembly
SC/MP Assembly
1976–
Cut my teeth on ICL 4-30 assembler (basically IBM 3/60 with some of the good bits removed) on the school main frame. Still write in assembly for various micro-controllers and micro-processors for fun.
1978–1982
I used Commodore PETs at school and college to write all manner of non-sense.
1978–
I first wrote 6502 code on the school's Commodore PET and later on my BBC Microcomputer. I still write 6502 for my emulators and minimal (three chip) single board computers.
1981–1988
The first language I earnt money programming in. MicroAPL (CP/M 1.4), VizAPL (CP/M 2.2), IP Sharp (Online), IAPL (IBM PC) and IBM APL2
1981–
I've experimented with Z80 on various real CP/M systems in the past (including my BBC with Z80 second processor) and more recently on emulators.
1981–1988
I read the book in '81 but had to wait until '84 to try BCPL on my BBC Micro. Acorn had a utility to make the resulting code ROMable and I used it on a couple of projects.
1981–
I obtained a copy of K&R in '81 but didn't get to use it in anger until '84 at University. During my first jobs I did a lot of C programming on Motorola UNIX boxes, IBM PCs, HP Unix Workstations and SUN SPARCStations learning the Joy of X.
1981–1993
I loved my BBC but my wife said it had to go when I got my first IBM PC. Twenty years later I bought one back on eBay!
1983–1984
On my degree course we had to write some PDP-8 code to run on Intersil 6100 based single board computers.
1985–1993
My final year degree project was an implementation of the the Graphical Kernel System in Fortran 77. I also wrote some oil field data analysis applications between 1989 and 1993 using the language.
1986
Used 68K assembler on a defence project I can't talk about.
1988–2002
I worked on a number of C++ projects in the '90s mostly in investment banks. My first OO language. Good fun but gives you plenty of rope to hang yourself with.
1988–1995
Its amazing what this language can be made to do.
1998–
A good language spoilt by an excess of competing incompatible frameworks.
2003–
Personally I prefer C# to Java, I find I write less code to do the same job, especially when processing XML or implementing WebServices.
2003–
Possibly the best tool for turning XML into err... more XML.
2009–
I have been playing with MIPS 4K assembly code on the Microchip PIC32 line of micro-controllers.
2014–
I'm using a micro-controller to emulate a SC/MP processor and have been writing some new software with it.