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Programming Languages

Programming Languages douglasstarnes has used:

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TI BASIC (TI 99/4A)
Java
Javascript
VisualBasic
C#
Delphi
Python
Ruby
Objective-C
1985–1988
With a TV as a monitor, a tape cassette for storage, and a subscription to Home Computer Magazine I was hooked.
1997–
The first language (outside of BASIC) I ever learned. Found a bargain book bin and Java was the only programming language book so that's what influenced my decision. I rarely use Java today.
1998–
It's the only thing out there. Still don't like it but I have to use it.
2000
We all make mistakes.
2000–
So so close. They almost nailed it. The super heavy base class library makes it really hard to handle also. The only thing that really saves it sometimes is Visual Studio. Although Xamarin is improving.
2000–2001
I never got into it. The syntax was just too heavy. And although it was fast, 'Hello World' was somewhere around 10MB which back then was a lot.
2006–
Actually began with IronPython
2007–
I've never used this seriously but keep planning to. The design of the language is very elegant but the implementation in my view, is awful. Also, if it weren't for Rails, I don't think my view of Ruby would be so bad.
2010–
I actually am coming back to Objective-C now that Xcode is so much better. But Xamarin is still tempting because I can write Android apps and not have to use Java.