What was your first programming language?
Assembly 368 votes / 3%
Fortran 469 votes / 4%
Pascal 921 votes / 8%
Basic 6571 votes / 59%
C/C++ 1303 votes / 11%
Java 374 votes / 3%
Perl 210 votes / 1%
Other 766 votes / 6%
10983 total votes.
September 19th, 2006 12:56am
Mine is :)
September 19th, 2006 12:56am
September 19th, 2006 12:57am
Basic on an HP minicomputer in grade 8. TI thermal printing terminal, 300baud connection w/ accoustical couplers on the phone.
C'mon Rick, you can do better than (essentially) a repeat of my post on vanilla...
September 19th, 2006 12:58am
Next time I got around to programming, I was in college.
I got a D on the first Pascal exam I took and so dropped the class. I had no idea what that foreign TA was talking about.
Never touched a language until I got bored in the Navy, and heard there were lots of jobs in software.
I self-studied C.
Applesoft Basic for me. Hplot, yplot, peek, poke, home, what else I forget.
September 19th, 2006 1:01am
What's vanilla? Icecream?
September 19th, 2006 1:03am
Commodore 64 Basic. Learned in elementary school and then got my own Commodore.
September 19th, 2006 1:18am
The first language I knew of/tried to learn was Logo, turtle graphics based on Pascal for the Odyssey game system.
After that, it was Commodore Pet Basic where I really learned how to program.
September 19th, 2006 1:26am
I thought Logo was based on Lisp.
September 19th, 2006 1:30am
basic, then a bit of 68l assembler, a *long* time ago.
I taught myself most languages I actually use. I learnt Smalltalk/Java at college though.
September 19th, 2006 3:34am
Either GW BASIC or BBC Micro BASIC.
September 19th, 2006 4:53am
Basic > Forth > Assembly, all on the C64.
September 19th, 2006 5:06am
CECIL (or was it CESIL?).
Ming the mirthless
September 19th, 2006 6:11am
1st: MSX Basic
Basic, which I used for years. Fortran, which I used only in class. Pascal, which I hated because we had a crap compiler, and because I now know that Pascal is kind of hateful, then C, which is my preferred language, even though I know several others now.
son of parnas
September 19th, 2006 8:36am
Basic on a Data General Nova 840, then anything I could get my hands on.
Apple ][ floating-point BASIC, plus some TRS-80 BASIC
September 19th, 2006 9:40am
Basic on C64 -> Pascal on PC-Clone ->
C on PC-Clone -> C on Sun Unix (Solaris) ->
Visual Basic on Windows ->
C++ on Dec Alpha (VMS) (BigDig!) ->
Perl on PC or Unix ->
C++ on Windows, Solaris, Linux.
Not all those are 'linear' connections, of course.
September 19th, 2006 9:51am
Applesoft Basic. Used it to create a text-GUI flashcard program to help me remember my French irregular verbs in junior high. (Neither French nor English were first human languages.)
September 19th, 2006 10:12am
DBase II / GW Basic / Turbo Pascal
September 19th, 2006 11:43am
Fortran was my first class. But I was trying to impress this CS chick, so I learned pascal to help her with her homework. Fortran was the language that engineers took first, CS majors took pascal for their first class.
September 19th, 2006 12:56pm
Oh god that reminds me - the very first thing I did was on a Commodore PET using a tape drive in high school - some sort of Basic. Also we did some work with punch cards. I think if it was Fortran. Waited two weeks to get your program back and all you got was a compile error!
September 19th, 2006 1:19pm
Actually I think my first exposure is to Basic on my Apple IIe. But again I can't really do much with it.
September 19th, 2006 7:11pm
Basic on a TRS-80 (Trash 80) model I, bit of assembler.
September 21st, 2006 3:05am