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First computer language you learned

Posted by LeoTheFox, 02-16-2012, 03:08 PM
What was the first computer language you learned? Mine was Fortran 95 if I remember correctly! Quickly followed by C and many more

Posted by bdowne01, 02-16-2012, 04:58 PM
Commodore BASIC. lol

Posted by CJSS, 02-16-2012, 06:27 PM
After I learnt some web programming, HTML, I started learning a little C++.

Posted by JanusHost, 02-16-2012, 06:33 PM
Commodore BASIC

Posted by bdowne01, 02-16-2012, 06:38 PM
Yay! Another high-five for the 80's! Remember typing in those huge programs from the Commodore magazines and spending no less than half a day finding the typo?

Posted by MarkioE, 02-16-2012, 06:40 PM
Has to be HTML for me. I got into programming after first wanting to design a website for an online game - now I am a software developer with experience in C#/Java/C++/PHP/ASP

Posted by Jamie Edwards, 02-16-2012, 06:46 PM
BASIC, on a Vtech kid's toy in the 90s

Posted by Backupplease, 02-16-2012, 06:54 PM
Started with VB and then went onto c++. Although VB is pretty much useless it made everything a lot easier to understand.

Posted by 8088, 02-16-2012, 07:32 PM
Atari BASIC on a 600XL. Yes, haha. Though, what was worse was that we didn't have a datarecorder at first, so nothing could be saved :-(

Posted by FRH Dave, 02-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Remember "BASIC Computer Games" by David Ahl? I started on an Apple ][ Plus and had a Coleco Adam at home. Today my home is well-stocked with an Atari 800, C-128, C-64, TRS-80 4P, AT&T Unix PC, and a DEC Rainbow. All fully loaded with peripherals, of course. http://freshroastedhosting.com/c-128.jpg So to answer the question, it's a tie between Coleco SmartBASIC and Applesoft BASIC. Today it's Bash / Perl / Python / Java. Thanks for the flashback to a time when "PR#6" meant something completely different!

Posted by viGeek, 02-16-2012, 09:04 PM
Pascal -> QBasic -> Visual Basic 3.0 -> C++ The first four, miss those days, digging through books to figure stuff out

Posted by techstubble, 02-17-2012, 06:51 PM
TCSH -> Java -> Perl -> PHP -> Python I still love Perl, it's so versatile for quick solutions.

Posted by rassen, 02-17-2012, 07:47 PM
C++ > HTML > ASP / PHP . little bit with Python, ASP.NET

Posted by T-Junk, 02-17-2012, 08:15 PM
Same here, but mine was an Atari 800. Back in the days of the actual "floppy" floppy disks.

Posted by Vaebris, 02-17-2012, 11:35 PM
I started with Basic then moved to pascal then C then C++/PHP.

Posted by cygnusd, 02-19-2012, 02:25 PM
Borland Turbo BASIC for me I basically reached its limits that I moved on to the next powerful tool I had access: Turbo Pascal The rest is history: Basic -> Pascal -> C -> VB -> Java -> Perl/PHP/Python ....

Posted by MNCHOST - Chris, 02-19-2012, 02:46 PM
Mine is Visual Basic,then ==> C Then ==> html ==> php ==> pascal ==> perl ==> c++ ===> c# ===> java ===>phython ===> mysql ..now in oracle.

Posted by SSD-Greg, 02-20-2012, 12:04 AM
I started with HTML then moved on to php. Between HTML & php I stared pearl & python. Now I'm doing C

Posted by Hoopla-Brad, 02-20-2012, 03:02 AM
QBasic -> ASP/VB -> PHP

Posted by network82, 02-20-2012, 04:16 AM
Languages Basic, Assembly, QBasic, Pascal, Delphi, Borland C++, Visual Basic, PReS, HTML/Javascript/Classic ASP, VB.net/ASP.net, Coldfusion, C#.net, Java... Programming Styles Procedural, Scripting, Object Orientated, Service Orientated

Posted by m8internet, 02-20-2012, 07:54 AM
Programming languages : BASIC, DOS / batch file language, Javascript, PHP Third party software languages : HTML, MySQL There are probably others but they were so short lived I can't find them listed!

Posted by cpanellover, 02-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Basic and later Borland Delphi still currently use Embarcadero Technologies Delphi XE2.Borland does not exist anymore.......I also know my way around C++ builder but i dislike C++ (no not because it's a Microsoft language)

Posted by KMyers, 02-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Hmm, good question 1998 - Z80 Asm (Wanted to make Gameboy Games) 2002 - C++ (High School Computer Science) 2003 - Basic/VBasic 2004 - Python 2005 - PHP I am currently working on learning Java for Android Development

Posted by Microlinux, 02-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Wow, I forgot all about QBasic . . . good stuff.

Posted by HostHamster, 02-20-2012, 07:07 PM
My first language was Basic on an Apple IIGS. It was in my middle school computer room. I used to skip other classes to spend more time in there, lol. I still have some of my PrintShop print outs. Back then a color monitor and printer combo was considered cutting edge technology, :-)

Posted by roastinghosting, 02-22-2012, 05:05 AM
QBASIC, VB6, Perl, PHP, Java You can almost tell someone's age by their language progression

Posted by bqinternet, 02-22-2012, 06:12 AM
It sounds like we got a similar start. I learned BASIC on one of these little single-line computers: http://www.vintage-computer.com/laser50.shtml It didn't take me long to then discover GW-BASIC on my dad's computer, and QBasic on my uncle's computer, and I've been coding ever since.

Posted by mark0168, 02-22-2012, 10:16 AM
qbasic is the first lanuage I learned. But I use PHP, javascript now for websites.

Posted by HostHamster, 02-22-2012, 10:19 AM
WOW, that thing is cool. I never seen anything like it. Time to add that to my eBay hit list! Looks like fun :-) The tape drive reminds me of my old TRS-80.

Posted by BassHost, 02-22-2012, 11:12 AM
Started with HTML.

Posted by Allbert, 02-22-2012, 12:20 PM
VB6 but i like networking and i hate programming

Posted by cselzer, 02-22-2012, 12:23 PM
Hello, I started with qbasic when I was 9. I created a couple text rpgs and shared with my friends.

Posted by TDunn, 02-22-2012, 12:37 PM
it was funny, I started playing around with qbasic, but never really learned a lang until late highschool I think it was pascal or something. Now I know about 40 different lags and can do almost any type of programming. Once you get the logic down your good to go.

Posted by Larry, 02-22-2012, 08:33 PM
C++, but that was in high school. Now I'm more geared towards the web programming languages, although I'll probably hop back onto the software development market soon and pickup C++ again.

Posted by samdax, 02-23-2012, 05:42 AM
10 PRINT "This is my first BASIC program" 20 GOTO 10

Posted by Hellier, 02-23-2012, 06:18 AM
HTML. Unless you want to count BBCode. 3:

Posted by alxkls, 02-23-2012, 08:54 AM
well... id say html but then again html is not a programming language-its a markup language. soooo back in the early 2000's id guess it was js probably. Also thats when i started C more or less but i cant work out which was first. its one of those either way.

Posted by PlotHost-Max, 02-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Pascal . A great language ...

Posted by sheena2012, 02-23-2012, 10:56 AM
html then to css and to c++

Posted by fox80129, 02-23-2012, 12:23 PM
Basic and few years later html

Posted by host plugin, 02-24-2012, 07:46 PM
Quick basic, then Pascal

Posted by Nisd, 02-25-2012, 06:40 AM
VB.NET -> C# -> Javascript

Posted by PCS-Chris, 02-25-2012, 07:00 AM
HTML + Pascal

Posted by bops, 02-25-2012, 07:03 AM
BASIC & logo

Posted by godzbless, 02-25-2012, 07:21 AM
My start itself was C++

Posted by AsianHost, 02-25-2012, 07:32 AM
C++ then C

Posted by ~Lee~, 02-25-2012, 08:41 AM
Cobol ...

Posted by MGT Web Solutions, 02-25-2012, 09:05 AM

Posted by Whiteshizzle, 02-25-2012, 09:09 AM
BASIC -> HTML -> PHP -> Python -> Java + C# -> C++

Posted by sheena2012, 02-27-2012, 04:08 AM
i haven't used python but someone told me it is also good. i learned html and css

Posted by Dr_Michael, 02-27-2012, 05:19 AM
GW - Basic.

Posted by leadtech, 02-27-2012, 07:12 AM
I was learn HTML first

Posted by Dr_Michael, 02-27-2012, 07:13 AM
HTML is not programming language.

Posted by johnhernandez, 02-28-2012, 01:25 AM
I learn C language and foxpro first. Last edited by johnhernandez; 02-28-2012 at 01:36 AM.

Posted by Vipra, 03-05-2012, 07:58 AM
I learned HTML followed by C

Posted by johnhernandez, 03-05-2012, 08:06 AM
HTML is scripting language not a programming language.

Posted by Newbanglamovie, 03-05-2012, 09:01 AM
i am started with c program.

Posted by Wintereise, 03-05-2012, 09:06 AM
PHP here, hah. Quite a lot of old timers here, I see

Posted by cpanellover, 03-05-2012, 09:07 AM
do you mean i am old ?

Posted by asifhoss, 03-05-2012, 01:23 PM
I started off with Python

Posted by e-hoster, 03-05-2012, 05:06 PM
I remember at school learning some weird language, I’m assuming it was kids intro to programming or something. I had to move a turtle (green blob) around a maze, I think, anyway I hated it. Few years on I started HTML, although that not really programming so I moved on to PHP, then C/C++, C#, Java, Prolog plus others. I’m thinking ASP.NET will be my next.

Posted by jeff@lfcvps, 03-05-2012, 06:02 PM
I started off with GW Basic when I was in Grade 4 and moved onto Qbasic at some point. Nibbles.bas and gorillas.bas were a lot of fun

Posted by edom, 03-14-2012, 12:22 AM
First one for me was vb6 from 12 years

Posted by BurakUeda, 03-14-2012, 12:48 AM
1 * I need to post at least ten characters, but I really don't know what to write. I just want to add myself to 'C64 Basic was my first programing language' group but WebHostingTalk wouldn't let me so I need to write this useless note *

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