What was your language path?

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Re: What was your language path?

Posted 20 June 2010 - 08:31 PM

Web:
Html/CSS -> DHTML -> PHP -> MySQL -> ASP.NET -> AJax.

Programming:
Delphi -> VB6 -> VB.NET.

And just for the hell of it - OS:
Windows 3.1 -> 95 -> 98 -> Server 2000 -> XP -> Server 2003 -> Vista -> Win7 -> Server 2008.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:25 AM

Web Development:
HTML -> CSS ~> PHP ~> MySQL

General Development:
C++ -> Java -> C++ -> !> Ruby -> Python -> C++ !> C# -> C++

~> = learning
!> = hated it
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Re: What was your language path?

Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:28 PM

Mine isn't very linear... and I slightly picked up little scraps here and there while I was studying math.

in ninth grade I wrote some shit pascal and basic. But that was for like 2 months and only because I was totally baked out of my mind and was looking for something to do with myself. Subsequently dropped it, smoked it out of my brain, and completely forgot about it since.

Another time in late highschool I decided to learn assembly for the M68000, and then generic RISC processors as well. Both of which was just me reading a bunch of books and analyzing algorithms. Never actually put anything into motion. Again highly drug induced... this time LSD... and subsequently lost it to the vapour.

I probably wrote crap ass html randomly here and there through out my life. Taking the time to get to know some of the other crap along with it. Jscript, css, xml, etc. But only to the means of being able to hack my way through websites on the internet.

Then there's a big open field of barely any computer stuff. A lot of math though, I always loved the math.


Then it was the first time I actually dedicated time to programming instead of just half hazardly reading through stuff.


2007
July - picked up C# out of the blue. A friend wanted to make a videogame, so my first line of code was in C# with the XNA framework.
August - dabbled into some C/C++ over in linux because mono was crap at the time
November - Java because I should probably learn something cross-platformable
December - Javascript And AS3 because well hey... if I'm gonna go cross platform might as well check out the web and RIA

early 2008
January - got a job as a Flash developer for a company
February - expanded flash into Flex... nicer framework
April - had to move back to Florida, emergency. Picked up PHP to combine with Java/Flex/JScript and other internet technologies so I could freelance

2008 -> 2010
Constantly returned to C# and C++ randomly. I really enjoyed the turse syntax of C and C-like languages. It reminded me of math class...

Also dabbled in different assembly code for the hoo-has. Primarily TeX while I was reading the series of books "The Art of Programming" by Knuth.

Picked up arrangements of scripting languages for enabling me to do stuff on all my hardware. Proprietary scripting languages for game engines... stuff like python and bash for use in linux. Also stuff like SQL and AQL for databases... because I had nothing else to read while on the toilet.

2010 May - had a job interview for a developing company... but only as tech support. Had been freelancing for a few years... most web RIAs.

3 days later - lead developer figures out I'm a programmer and throws me a test. It's VB.Net (ugh, hadn't written that since vb5 for that 2 months in 9th grade which I forgot...), went to msdn, quickly reviewed the syntax for 10 minutes, did the test... it's now my job.

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Re: What was your language path?

Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:23 PM

Web development
HTML (I was in love with this as a kid, I thought it was the only language ever :P) -> CSS (I was like, what the fuck is this, but then learned to love it 'cause it made things pretty) -> PHP (Brand new to this, and loving it)

General development
BASIC (on an old epson equity II. I'm 13 and I grew up in the 1980's...) -> C# (still my current language, I love it.)
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:32 AM

QBasic -> C64 Basic -> CScript -> C/C++ -> JAVA -> and then it branched out from here
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Re: What was your language path?

Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:39 PM

Web Development:
HTML -> CSS -> PHP

General Development:
VB.net !> Java -> Python
And Flash.

~> = learning
!> = hated it
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:09 PM

Web Development
HTML -> CSS -> PHP & MySql

General Development
C -> Java -> Python -> Java
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:56 PM

C++ --> VB.NET --> Action Script 2 --> C++(back to) --> Lua --> started learning a bunch of different languages to some degree --> narrowed learning down to functional program, namely Haskell
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Re: What was your language path?

Posted 10 September 2011 - 06:44 PM

VB3 --> 4 --> 5 --> Assembly

Go figure ;)
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:03 PM

Ruby->C++->C->x86 ASM->VB->Python->Java->Z80 asm->6502/65c816 asm->ARM7(TDMI) asm->MIPS (R4300i) asm

My learning was slightly jumbled up and some of the languages I have learned (to some degree), I no longer use. Note that I am by no means claiming to be an expert in all the languages I listed.

I'm most competent in C, C++ and assembly. Assembly I picked up mostly from writing emulators for the architectures in question, apart from x86. I really dislike VB, and I'm not a huge fan of Java.

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Re: What was your language path?

Posted 13 September 2011 - 07:25 AM

General Programming:
Ruby(first programming class)->VB.net->Java->C++->C#

Although I haven't used much of any of them in my job as it is mostly web based.
Web Related:
HTML/CSS->ASP(a course in school, I have forgotten most of it :P )->Javascript->PHP

The boss has been talking about doing some mobile development, specifically iPhone/iPad. We are getting some Mac hardware sometime next week( I have virtually no experience with Macs), I am pretty psyched about it, a whole new language and environment to learn :D .

I messed around with Objective-C a bit this week using Linux and the GNUstep library(funky syntax) but am looking forward to having the a proper Mac to really dig in.

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Re: What was your language path?

Posted 13 September 2011 - 07:36 AM

For me, general programming came first. I first learned VBA in Access 2000, then I started learning VB.NET and then started checking out Web - finding all sorts of goodies going on, there. ;)

General Programming
VBA (in MS Access 2000) -> VB.NET -> C# -> MySQL/SQL

Then I got into web shortly after VBA

Web Development
HTML/CSS -> Javascript -> VBScript -> ASP.NET(VB.NET) -> C# -> XML
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Re: What was your language path?

Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:01 AM

Oh well, since this is resurrected...

Spectrum BASIC -> Z80 Assembly -> Mallard BASIC -> LOGO -> COMAL -> QBASIC -> VB5 -> (X)HTML/CSS/Javascript -> Java -> (Python -> Haskell -> Ruby) -> VB.NET

Python, Haskell and Ruby I've only dabbled in. I can't really justify including them.
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