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Programming Languages

Programming Languages natevw has used:

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BASIC
QBasic
Pascal
VisualBasic
LOGO
C
6502 Assembly
TI-BASIC
PBASIC
C++
LISP
Javascript
XSLT
Perl
PHP
Objective-C
bash
Erlang
x86 Assembly
Go
AppleScript
Python
1993–2000
I learned to program in BASIC on an Apple /// as well as its Apple ][ emulator, and continued to write silly little stuff with it as I collected TRS-80, Commodores and others cheap at garage sales.
1997–2002
Mostly just played Nibbles and Gorrilla Wars, but did make/start some more useful apps on 286–486 DOS machines.
1997
Probably a little unfair to claim this, since on my Apple /// it took half a dozen floppy swaps to compile Hello World and I soon moved on.
1997–1998
I wanted Microsoft's IDE so badly in Jr. High, but fortunately it was too expensive to ever have at home. Will not admit involvement in a failed project that required this in 2007.
1998
My $5 TRS-80 Color Computer 2 came with a cartridge and we happened to have some old LOGO instructional workbooks around. Didn't see much potential.
2002–
It took me a frustratingly long time to figure out pointers, but once things clicked... I could at last become fluent in the computer's native language!
2002
Dabbled in this a bit by poking raw opcodes from BASIC, but didn't get much working.
2002–2005
I stubbornly learned Calculus aided by the same scientific calculator I was given in 5th grade, but learned enough to prank high school friends and aid some college homework crunching.
2003
Used this during a FIRST Robotics competition to program the standard controller each team built around.
2003–
Had a few false starts, but Object Oriented (and graphical interface) programming clicked for me while learning FLTK in C++. Learned the ups and downs of its templates and latched onto RAII principles in later years. Still considering it for some map geometry code.
2005
Read and typed just to become familiar, but I appreciate the 21st century, thanks.
2005–
Proud to say that my first Javascript project was to make our wedding's save-the-date page look Flash-based without Flash.
2006–
Love/hate this "language". Getting sick of its verbosity and XML-ity. (That's redundant, eh?)
2006–2008
Used for several big projects in my first programming job, so it became my go-to scripting language whenever I gave up on plain shell scripts (i.e. every time I started anything in Bash).
2007–
Been using for small projects off and on for a while. Don't care for the language itself, but appreciate that it's almost as widely deployable as static HTML.
2007–
Totally in love with this language, but its marriage to Apple's platform complicates things.
2008–2009
HATE HATE HATE. (As a "programming language".)
2008–
Read the book over Christmas holiday, Hello Worlded a bit. Getting into CouchDB lately, so I might be back.
2009–
Haven't written anything yet, but learned to read it for some reverse engineering.
2009–
I was very excited when this came out, read CSP and did some prototyping in it, but now just wishing it were closer to production-ready.
2009–
While the syntax makes learning the full language difficult and the "standard library" is designed to thwart production work, this odd little invention has grown on me a bit.
2010–
Actually dabbled a bit in late 2009, but becoming serious about using (and at risk of becoming a serious fan) this year.