What Has Inspired You to Programming (IT Fields in General)?

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What Has Inspired You to Programming (IT Fields in General)?

Posted 22 March 2009 - 05:21 PM

Subject says it all
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:14 PM

Video games started it all for me.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:22 PM

Parents bought me an ADAM computer by Coleco Vision when I was 13. It took cassette tapes instead of floppies and all it could do was play Coleco Vision games or run smartBASIC. I spent most of my time programming when I couldn't be outside. I was hooked.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:26 PM

Back in middle school I hated doing the same math problems over and over and over and over.......

But... I've always been a programmer at heart

EDIT: Haha, my sig pic pretty much sums up my middle school days lol

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:01 PM

Well when I was 8 (15 now) I guess I heard something about the history of computers and computer programming on TV. So then I decided I wanted to do that, and dove head first into C++. I realized I was in over my head and switched over to learning HTML, and started working my way back up. I got to C++ when I was 10 but from then until about 7 months ago I slacked off on learning programming. But things are going very well as I can write in C++, some Java, some C#, a little PHP, HTML, Javascript, CSS and some Ruby. Of course I have spend a few hundred dollars on programming books...
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:59 PM

Half-life
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Re: What Has Inspired You to Programming (IT Fields in General)?

Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:49 AM

The idea of being able to create something out of nothing i guess. Or at least build something that does something useful out of basically nothing.

It's almost musical
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:21 PM

My secret desire to be a wizard. Since I can't bend reality to my will, I bend virtual reality. However... the two are beginning to mix and mingle...

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It's almost musical
I like that. I have always said that programming is an art.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:08 PM

Software development was always something I wanted and enjoyed to do. Sometimes I just wanted to create something of my own - with my own set of features and then constantly update that specific product by adding many more features. Since 1998, when I first saw Visual Basic, I am constantly working on some applications.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:55 AM

I got a Amstrad 6128 when i was about 8/9 years old, I used to get a magazine that would have the source code for simple games in basic 1.0, i would always try to make the game better or add in new features so thats what probably got me first into programming.

Also i had a friend at school how had the same computer i used to go to his house one day after school each week and program games with him!
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Re: What Has Inspired You to Programming (IT Fields in General)?

Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:15 AM

View PostNickDMax, on 27 Mar, 2009 - 03:21 PM, said:

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It's almost musical
I like that. I have always said that programming is an art.


I just wrote an English paper on a skill or art form I had developed. I told my teacher that I was going to write about how I play the clarinet.

I wrote it on Programming...

The title? -- Computer Programming, a Subjective Art

So yeah, I agree. :D
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Re: What Has Inspired You to Programming (IT Fields in General)?

Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:57 AM

View PostLocke, on 30 Mar, 2009 - 07:15 AM, said:

View PostNickDMax, on 27 Mar, 2009 - 03:21 PM, said:

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It's almost musical
I like that. I have always said that programming is an art.


I just wrote an English paper on a skill or art form I had developed. I told my teacher that I was going to write about how I play the clarinet.

I wrote it on Programming...

The title? -- Computer Programming, a Subjective Art

So yeah, I agree. :D


Publish it, I'd like to read it!
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:11 PM

creating viruses motivated me for programming
[do not take it in wrong way i try to find a exploit and then fix it]
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:44 PM

I was trying to decide on a major in college and my father said to me, "You like Computers, get a Computer Science degree", and as I would soon find out, knowing how to operate or likeing a Computer and programming were two different animals.

At first I didn't get it, I don't know if it was the terrible book we used for the class or the fact that the prof presented the material as if we already had yrs of experience programming, either way it was all greek to me. To top that off my advisor at the time told me that maybe it wasn't for me and I should try something else, that caused me to snap and one day it all just clicked and everything seemed so simple.

I was always programming something, one classmate asked me did I sleep in code. I started getting all my projects done two weeks before due date, it's like I had to learn it in and out, sometimes I'd do a whole project over from scatch just to make sure I got it. I once coded for 16 straight hours. I started tutoring and became a Teacher's Assistant.

I like programming, it's cool.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:27 PM

I used to use various tools to edit memory addresses in a game (Phantasy Star Online) with some people online and i wanted to be able to make my own. Never did since i started after i had finished with the game but it was that in combination with Halo 2 modding
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