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Programming Languages

Programming Languages jeffself has used:

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BASIC
C
Turbo Pascal
COBOL
C++
Java
bash
PHP
Perl
Python
ColdFusion
Javascript
1984–1987
First language. Only one that came with my Compaq Deskpro back in 1984.
1987–
1987–1994
Took a C class after graduation. Up to that point, my programming exposure was Basic and COBOL. Ran screaming from the C class. The next year I signed up for Intro to CS and they taught Pascal. Fell in absolute love with it. Like James Tauber said, it was definitely the Python of its time.
1988–1989
Actually had to take 2 courses in this while in college. Swore I would never use this in a job. To this day, I haven't.
1992
Does class count? Because thats the only time I've used C++.
1996–2002
Started playing with Java when I heard about it. Greatest language ever until I got sick of the cruft involved.
1997–
Who hasn't written scripts in Bash? If you have used Linux then you learned Bash.
1999–2004
Cut my web development teeth with this one.
2000–2005
One of my favorite languages. The first "scripting" language that I used because I was learning Linux and what else was there in the late 90's? Since have moved on to Python.
2005–
My favorite language. Only wish I could use it at work.
2005–
Use this in my current job. Not a bad language. Probably easiest thing to use especially if you want to display data from a database on a web page.
2009–
Hated it at the turn of the millenium. But you have to know it for web dev today.