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Programming Languages

Programming Languages bitprophet has used:

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Javascript
C
TI-BASIC
VisualBasic
bash
Java
Scheme
PHP
Assembly
Python
Ruby
1995–
Started using it shortly after discovering HTML and continue to dabble as necessary. Never been a power user, though.
1996–1998
Dabbled with it via CodeWarrior on a Performa as a teenager. Didn't really go anywhere interesting.
1996–1998
This is what really got me started programming: graphing calculators. Learn math class technique once, program calculator to do it for me, spend rest of class writing text adventures. <3
1998–2002
Wrote a few silly programs throughout late high school, and held a summer job working on an insurance sales app. Its only good trait was its accessibility.
2001–
Been writing Bash scripts since I became a Unix geek -- even after I realized that any Bash script >10 lines really wants to be a Python or Ruby script instead.
2001–2004
Language of choice at my university. Really wish they'd used a Python => C => C++ progression instead.
2002
University programming language paradigms class. Was a lot of fun and I intend to work through my copy of The Little Schemer sometime, but otherwise I see little reason to use LISPs over more practical languages like Python.
2002–
In the end the only good thing about PHP is that it got me off of VB. I still have to use it occasionally for work purposes; otherwise it would've died for me in 2004.
2003
Computer hardware/architecture course in university. ARM is pretty awesome. Still don't know x86 and now there's no point learning PPC...
2004–
Introduced to it by a maverick professor at my Java-using university -- in my last semester. What a lucky break! Have been using it professionally ever since.
2007–
Picked it up when I started working at a partly-Rails shop. Could largely do without Rails but Ruby itself is a lot of fun. Community needs to document more and be smug/wacky a bit less though.