What drew you to start programming?

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#1 markhazlett9  Icon User is offline

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What drew you to start programming?

Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:20 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm just starting out in the programming world and have really liked it so far. I'm wondering what brought everyone else into the programming world or what got you first interested in it?
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:27 PM

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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:34 PM

I just enjoyed to create my own programs. And of course it was curiosity.
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:40 PM

Well I started out wanting to take over the world, then after a few years I got tired of competing with Martyr2. Now I do it because of the challenge, that and I was put on this planet to write code.
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:06 PM

View PostPsychoCoder, on 20 Jul, 2008 - 04:40 PM, said:

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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:21 PM

Hmm... that really makes me wonder why I originally started. Can't remember anymore... :(
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:13 PM

I started to try to make a late life career change.

After 20 years of going to work and having a 50/50 chance of being attacked by junkies, drunks, and psychos - I'd like to do something else.
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:40 PM

fuck someone's computer, but i dont have that intention anymore
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:08 AM

I was bored in class.
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:04 AM

Because I'm interested in it, and because work want me too.

I've always had an interest in playing with how my computer works, from days back in the mists of time spent playing with autoexec.bat and
config.sys so programming was kind of a natural step. Its taken work showing a real interest in training me which has really helped my focus though,
the existence of a real world project is a big incentive as well.
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:01 AM

The promise of having millions of supermodels at my expense.
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:30 AM

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The promise of having millions of supermodels at my expense.


Same here my friend... :D
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:17 AM

Well I always wanted to make my own program but I didn't no anything about programming languages so... I asked my uncle (he is a software and web developer!!) and he told me all about programming languages. But he also told me to start off with web developing before any software developing. But I know a good bit on Visual Basic so yeah I kinda ignored him a bit... but at least now I am listening to what he said :D

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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:23 AM

I have found my special purpose, and I think I'll be doing it a lot :P
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Re: What drew you to start programming?

Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:22 PM

Eh, my friend got me into it. He was one of those guys that was always fiddling with how his computer worked, and it sort of just rubbed off on me after awhile. So we took programing courses in high school...

Now I'm sitting in a college level programing class cursing syntax differences :D
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