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Programming Languages

Programming Languages avowkind has used:

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Fortran
BASIC
Assembly
Algol 68
Z80 Assembly
Pascal
Forth
C
Modula-2
Smalltalk
C++
Java
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.
1979–1980
First basic was on a teletype to guildford uni from school. I wrote a monopoly game and stored it on punched tape - used a whole reel. Learned Sinclair Basic for the ZX80. Then moved to Forth and refused ever to go back.
1979–1990
First assembler was Z80 on the Sinclair ZX80. I disassembled the rom and then poked a new program in. Later 1800 - 1806, then Intel family and 6800 -> 68000, Then ARM. I love the ARM.
1980–1981
First year Uni programming course. precursor to pascal. block programming, tidy readable script.
1980–1990
Used to know the op codes by heart.
1983–1990
Learned at Uni and completed final year project in it. Dabbled a bit in Delphi later on but that spoiled it really. Still prefer pascal syntax to C though.
1984–2000
I spent 10 years programming Forth full time, I love this language and its the only one I could recreate from scratch after the apocolypse. Some of those programs are still running. Last bite was Y2K validating older Forth stuff.
1986–
First used Turbo C. Then Zorland, then MS Visual Studio. Still occasionally maintaining C modules. Still the sharpest knife in the box.
1986
tried it, mainly as the compiler was one of the early ones to bust the 640K memorylimit on the PC. But never really took off.
1986–1987
loved this as the first environment where I could choose my editor colours. Wrote a simulator for traffic flows.
1988–
Moved to this from Smalltalk for a traffic simulation and then used it for the next 20 years.
1990–
I remember thinking how this new fangled VM version of C++ was going to gain mindshare but being annoyed that they made so much of it being a Virtual machine, I had been using virtual machines on Forth forever. Still the main tool today.