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  • Count your blessings. They talk about the mournful wail of a coyote or a loon at midnight. It does nbot compapre to the anguished cry of the third year university programmer who has just dropped a 500 card deck of unsequenced punchcards. I still get chills thinking about it. <edit>that … Read More

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hmm, the old MS DOS batch scripting language, quickly followed by IBM Advanced BASIC. That was back in 1984, when computers were real computers, hernias caused by trying to lift computers were real hernias, and portable computers were portable by virtue of having a carrying handle, didn't need special bags (not that there were bags large or strong enough to carry them around in).

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C , about 4 years ago. but then i didnt have my own pc , and shared work on our college lab's turbo C running machines never seemed fun , especially as we got only 40 mins per week.
it was in early 2010 after getting my own pc , that programming started : with writing matlab code for control system homeworks , and making avr codes (for a line follower i wanted to build).

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HTML, then moved onto CSS, then failed miserably at C++ before looking into PHP.
From PHP, I did some shell/bash scripting, and JavaScript.

So focusing languages used for web development, and server administration. No actual programming languages, but markup, styling and scripting for sure.

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It's hard to remember but I started with Java and absolutely hated it (still do), never coded for a while, then eventually learned html, css then PHP, C#, C++ (kinda).

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HP Basic way back in 1982. Their version of BASIC was more like PASCAL today. Programs were stored on 8 1/2 inch round diskettes.

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Taught myself basic on the old mainframe at the University of Saskatoon back in 1971. Programs were stored on paper tape. My first formal language was Waterloo FORTRAN (WATFOR) at the University of Manitoba. Punch cards - yay.

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My very first language was RapidQ (a freeware clone of Visual Basic). But very quickly after that, it was Delphi (Object Pascal) which I played around with for quite some time, while flirting with the idea of moving to C++, which I eventually did. But all throughout, I've also experimented with or used many other languages, too many to enumerate (mainly C, Fortran, Matlab, LabView, Visual Basic, HTML, GLSL, Java / C#, inline Assembly, database languages (SQL, XQuery, etc.), scripting languages (Python, Bash, Batch, etc.), etc.). After all this, my language of choice is always C++ (as many of you know), for virtually everything that is "real programming", in other words, excluding: file-hauling tasks that are done with scripts (usually bash), and then all the documentation-related tasks (LaTeX documents / presentations / posters, HTML web-pages, etc.).

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Bit of Basic (80s), scripting with VBA and VB (early 90s), before discovering web dev.

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HTML, because I was bored one day... now I design and program websites :)

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Isn't there anyone else who used paper tape or punch cards?

Sounds like Scrooge throwing an office party.

I feel like the oldest person here.

You are.

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Commodore Basic on CBM-80. It had built-in disk commands that the later Commodore Basic 2.0 on the Commodore 64 did not have (my programming language for most of high school). Then WatCom Structured Basic (at high school). In post-secondary, I worked with Unix shell scripts (sh, csh), awk, C, Pascal, Ada, Fortran 77, Cobol (world's more verbose language), C++. Onward and upward in the decades since then.

By the time I got to university in 1988, they had reportedly just retired the punch card reader for mainframe programming. I got to work in the brand new Mac and Sun labs. The Computer Science Club did have a lace card (every possible position punched) in there that somebody made; appearantly, feeding that into a card reader would jam the works but good.

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The question is SO broad......

I want to state that HTML is NOT a programming language. Having said that, I have no idea what OP ment by "computer language".

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i know that the question is broad so i jokefully said HTML
+1 for the HTML distinction :) I would also like to add that CSS is also not a programming language ;)
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punch cards

Me... but not in a professional environment, just because I could try it before it was removed.

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Count your blessings. They talk about the mournful wail of a coyote or a loon at midnight. It does nbot compapre to the anguished cry of the third year university programmer who has just dropped a 500 card deck of unsequenced punchcards. I still get chills thinking about it.

<edit>that should have been "loon", not "loot"</edit>

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