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Programming Languages

Programming Languages barneyboo has used:

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BASIC
QBasic
Sinclair BASIC
VisualBasic
C++
PHP
Java
Assembly
Javascript
C#
ActionScript
C
1994–2005
Whether it was QBASIC or Spectrum BASIC, I dabbled from a worryingly early age - and unfortunately had to return to it up until Higher Computing :\
1994–2000
Armed with my book on Structured BASIC (the contents of which could be reduced to 'Don't GOTO') I thought I was going to change the world from my 75Mhz P1. I did not.
1994–2000
I would buy second-hand books about Sinclair BASIC then sit writing and tweaking every line of every program without being able to commit them to tape with the broken datacorder on the 128k +2. Probably the most romantic period of my programming life...
1998–2008
VB6 was my first properly self-taught preteen language, so it has some nostalgic value, and as an environment for quickly throwing together barely-working DB frontends I think the world still needs something like it. Post .NET its completely redundant - building the extra layers of competency needed to make it .NET valid has totally taken away its unique selling point. It must be destroyed. Learn C# instead.
1998–
Ok, so my only experience in 1998 was getting a booklet about using Borland C++ with PC Plus which I found totally undecipherable (aged 10). When I finally got round to learning it 10 years later, fell in love. It's just...yeah.
2003–
Nothing beautiful about it, or its wildly inconsistent function names, but it's still my first choice when I just need to throw something together that works. Pretty much demands a framework to do anything more substantial with it though.
2004–
Was taught it without being taught it in high school, but formed the basis of introduction to OO at uni. Totally competent language, can't fault it, but would never use it to write a GUI app - eek. Little bit attracted to exploring its servlet capacity a bit more though...
2005–2006
Briefly flirted with in last year of high school but not a vision of the world I want to look at again.
2007–
It does nothing to encourage anything but fugly code (especially with jQuery and it's ghastly nested anonymous functions) but a definite case of ends justifying the means.
2007–
First taught myself when wanting to flirt with XNA. Not a bad word to say about it, it's my go-to language for Xbox and Windows development of all sorts.
2008
Briefly encountered for uni project. Found the entire Flash environment to be absolutely hideous. Ew.
2009
Segmentation fault.