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This isn't a specific question regarding a certain program or anything, so if this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it. :confused:

I was just curious how long everyone here has been programming, and how long with C++? The reason I'm asking is I'm curious as to how long it took people like Narue to become as proficient as they are with the language. :P

I personally have been programming for ~4 years now, and worked with C++ for probably about 2-3 of those years. About the first two years were all on really basic console programs since I took a C++ class in high school and my first few classes in college were basic C++ courses.


Edit - Since plgriffith posted the other languages he's worked with, I guess I will too.

I've also worked with some Pascal, Assembly, SQL, Java, PHP, HTML and now starting to play around with Perl a little at work. I haven't really gone in depth with any of these languages though, C++ has always been my main focus.

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    vmanes 1,165   10 Years Ago

    Off and on since 1983 or so. Classes in UCSD Pascal running on original IBM PC, Fortran and OS/370 Assembly on some hidden mainframe, oh, and MS BASIC. Later got a class in C, then C++, which most all I do today. Read More

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I have been programming for five semesters now. At least one class each semester uses C++ so I would say I've been programming in C++ for about three years. I've also gotten to play around with Java, Scheme, MySQL, etc.

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That sounds like exactly how I started out.

My high school offered Pascal and C++ and I started out with Pascal and then took the C++ course before I moved on to doing it in college, and now trying to make a career out of it. :P

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hmm, not quite sure when I started programming.
It was using IBM Advanced BASIC on an IBM 5155 PC Portable, which was sold roughly in 1983/84. That makes well over 20 years now.

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>I'm curious as to how long it took people like Narue to
>become as proficient as they are with the language.
About 10 years in C++, about 12 years total.

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About 8 years on computers, 18 years if you count recreational algorithm invention not conducted on computers.

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Have been programming for 4 years. I started programming during my college time. Learn quite a few language such as C++, Java, PHP, ASP.NET, C#. But all are mostly basic and hence not master in any of it.

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C++ 2 Months
PHP - 5 Months
ASP - 1 Year
HTML - 1 Year
CSS - 5 Months
JS/DHTML/AJAX - 3 weeks
FORTRAN - 1 month
VB - 3 Months

That is my total so far, and i have been programming for no more then a year

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^ 1980's cool. What language did you use back then? It must be really cool to see how programming evolved to the level it is today. I cant even begin to imagine.

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^ 1980's cool. What language did you use back then? It must be really cool to see how programming evolved to the level it is today. I cant even begin to imagine.

I used HP (Hewlette Packard) Basic, which was more like a mixture of Pascal and Basic. A really nice language in its day, and data storage was on 8 1/2 inch glass diskettes that looked a lot like 33 1/3 RPM records\

Then we got our first real PC -- ran a whopping lightening-fast 128 mz cpu with 64k memory, two 5 1/2 inch single-sided floppy drives and no hard drive and MS-DOS version 1.0 which did not support sub-directories, everything was in the root folder. We got a C compiler (Lattice C) that all fit on one of the diskettes and the data was on the other disk. When I started a compile it took so long to finish that I went to another desk and read a book or did other things. That version of Lattice C implemented the original K&R style C programs.

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Wonderful. One can really learn from a person with your level of experience.
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2 1/2 years for me .... and i realise that it'll take me time to be a pro in c++ . In contrast i see people who use Java become proficient much quickly. There was a time i was thinking of shifting to Java(around a year back) but then stuck to c++ and now i'm in love with it. It's always so challenging....

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I've been programming for 3 years. Mostly C (for uControllers), but also C++ and a little bit of VB.net & PHP.
Made my first program 15 years ago on a Commodore 64.

10 print "Hello!"
20 goto 10

;)

That makes no sense at all Technogeek!

Technogeek's posts rarely do ;)

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I've been programming for 3 years. Mostly C (for uControllers), but also C++ and a little bit of VB.net & PHP.
Made my first program 15 years ago on a Commodore 64.

10 print "Hello!"
20 goto 10

;)


Technogeek's posts rarely do ;)

and Y do u say it so...?

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and Y do u say it so...?

Because it's true. Look:

C++ = more basic in 1 semester.....
C lang = C++
vb6=C++
qbasic = C++

What do you mean with this?

Here's another one:

he's right but why don't try to try the one to do that and share it hir in this forum

I know English isn't your native language, but a lot of your posts are impossible to decipher

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Off and on since 1983 or so. Classes in UCSD Pascal running on original IBM PC, Fortran and OS/370 Assembly on some hidden mainframe, oh, and MS BASIC. Later got a class in C, then C++, which most all I do today.

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I know English isn't your native language, but a lot of your posts are impossible to decipher

Not that they'd probably be worth reading even if they were decipherable...

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sorry about that but it is true that my teacher me hir in phlippines in just a semester and all of that language is only one semester but is just a basic

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even Bablefish would do a better job of translating from your lingo into English than you do.
Its output is at least syntactically correct.

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