How long have you been coding?

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How long have you been coding?

Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:57 PM

Hey guys, I'm just wondering how long have you guys been programming?
I recently started Java about seven weeks ago and am loving it so far, despite my lack of skill.
I practice nightly and do really enjoy it, it just takes me awhile to get things [maybe because I'm not really "maths-minded"?]

Anyway, I thought this would be interesting. So post away!
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:59 PM

5 Years, 6 in September.
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:02 PM

1 year. I started HTML last year, and I now know [HTML/CSS] VB2005, Java and I'm starting Lua, Ruby, C++ and MySQL.
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Re: How long have you been coding?

Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:59 PM

if you include college about 4-5 years


but i don't really count that so about a year
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Re: How long have you been coding?

Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:01 PM

Professionally around 14 - 15 years, better than 20 if you want to go back that far :)
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:30 PM

7 years. 3.5 academic, 3.5 professionally.
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Re: How long have you been coding?

Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:37 PM

My first programs were in Basic and were more or less just for fun. I did my first "game" program about the 7th grade (oh so many years ago). Did computer science competition back in high school...
Professionally about 8 1/2 years. I took a break from it when I worked in Tech support for a major software company based in Washington, and came back to it about 1998 with Visual C++6.

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Re: How long have you been coding?

Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:42 PM

On my own? 5 years. Professionally? Almost a year.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:58 AM

4 years of college + 5 years of random, sporadic coding of random languages intermingled with a CS department lackey position + 2 years and counting as a freelancer.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:47 AM

Since 9am (I got up early today)
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:00 AM

9 years
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:31 AM

8 years but mostly scripting. Bout 2 years of professional programming.
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Re: How long have you been coding?

Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:51 AM

I started programming for fun almost 25 years ago, when I was just a kid.

Full-Time Professionally it'll be 10 years in May. Did some part time stuff before for going full time, but not a lot.
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Re: How long have you been coding?

Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:02 AM

You were 6!?!?! Damn! I was still burying worms in the sandbox at that age!
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Re: How long have you been coding?

Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:28 AM

Professionally for 1 year, but started with QBasic when I was 14
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