What languages have you programmed in?

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  1. KNau

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    BASIC (Commodore Vic 20 / C64)
    (insert gap of my late teens / early 20s where I abandoned computers)
    Dark Basic
    Blitz Basic
    Actionscript

    I can't remember what we learned in high school, I want to say Logo I'm not sure. Anyways, I forget all of it.
     
  2. Addictive 247

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    Didn't really manage anything when I was that young, apart from some of my game listings being printed in magazines like Your Sinclair etc.
    Software Projects always wrote back to me though with feedback on my games as well as some cool freebies like posters and some of their new games. I remember always being so excited when the letter from them came through the door. It didn't matter that they didn't publish any of my work, it was just cool that they took the time and replied to a spotty 10 year old :cool:
     
  3. Desktop Gaming

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    I thought I'd "made it" when I had my first game published in 1994 (I was 19).

    We didn't even make £100 between the two of us, according to the publisher. He's still driving around in a Mercedes, though. Claimed all the sales records and existing copies of the game had been destroyed in a fire at the warehouse.

    Chinny reckon.
     
  4. Midnight Synergy

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    The main ones over the past 25 years:
    Commodore 64 Basic
    Simons' Basic (C64)
    6502 Assembler
    GFA Basic (Atari ST, PC)
    68000 Assembler
    C/C++ (Borland Turbo C, Watcom C, Visual C)
    x86 Assembler
    Blitz 3D

    (not counting dabbling with Logo, Pascal, etc.)
     
  5. Nexic

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    Logo
    Basic (various types)
    PASCAL
    C
    Java
    Visual Basic
    C++
    DIV
    DarkBasic
    BlitzBasic
    Blitz3d
    BlitzMax
    BYOND
    Javascript
    ActionScript
    PHP
    SQL
     
  6. dbest

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    I thought I would have a very large list of languages that I used, but it pales in comparison with some of the others. Anywayz here it is:

    During my university days
    Visual Basic
    C
    C++
    Java

    At work
    Perl
    Ruby

    Because of Game Development
    Quick Basic
    Free Basic
    C#
    AS3
     
  7. hippocoder

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    The key factor stopping people from using "any" language is usually memory management, garbage collection and working with data. These are the bottlenecks of learning a new language.

    Syntax is easily overcome, as we're dealing with logic.
     
  8. Bad Sector

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    I defeat your argument with one word: COBOL :D

    (uninteresting fact: i heard about COBOL when someone gave me a book about the language. Obviously the first thing i did was to try and write a parser for it in Turbo Pascal*. However while i was reading the book, i noticed how braindead the syntax was and i decided to not do so)

    (*=yes i was using Turbo Pascal in 1998-99, in fact i was using it until i found out about FreePascal, but i still have the free TP5.5 "turbo.exe", "turbo.tpl" and "turbo.hlp" in some USB flash disk for when i need some quick programming tool).
     
  9. Acord

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    TI Basic
    Commodore Basic
    GW Basic
    Turbo Pascal(BARF)
    C
    HTML(prolly shouldn't count)
    Java
    PHP
    MySQL
    CSS
    C++

    ...And I've never been very good at any of them.
     
  10. puggy

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    hmm...

    delphi
    c/c++
    assembly
    microcode (i did cpu design at uni so knowing how to hard and soft code a cpu is a must)
    perl
    php
    asp
    javascript
    stos basic (first comp was an atari so i started with this)

    I mainly prefare delphi and php. assembly gives me nightmares and microcode can send any sane person around the bend though i do recommend programmers look at them as it gives you an idea of how the higher up languages work.

    For those who don't know microcode is basically the codes that tell the cpu what to do. it takes the machine language (from compiled programs) and works out what the cpu has to do. Those people insane enough to want to know more i recommend "principles of computer architecture" by miles j murdocca and vincent p heuring
     
  11. sindisil

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    Assembly Language (1802, Z80, 6809, 68000)
    BASIC (PET, Sinclair, CoCo, C64, GWBASIC, BASIC-09)
    C (K&R back then, later standard C)
    Pascal
    Scheme
    Bourne Shell script
    DOS/Windows cmd script
    BASH script
    C++
    AWK
    Perl
    SQL
    Python
    JavaScript
    Java
    BlitzMax
    ActionScript 3

    I was a bit of a language nerd for a while there, so there are a bunch more that I learned to one degree or another and played around with, but never actually used in anger:

    Lua, Common LISP, Forth, x86 Assembly, 6502 Assembly, C shell script, AMOS, Haskell, Ocaml, Factor, VIM script, ForTran ...

    I'm sure I forgot some in that last list, but, then, those don't really count anyway! Oh, and I don't count HTML as a programming language - it's a markup language, like TeX, LaTeX and troff (all of which I've used, as well, but only troff/nroff with any real frequency).
     
  12. DevTactics

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    BASIC
    C++
    ASP
    PHP
    Javascript
    Lingo
    ActionScript 3

    Not a long list but I felt bad that Lingo (Director) only had one mention so far. :)
     
  13. Richard Nunes

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    Turing was my first language. I also learned Pascal in high school. I moved quickly into ASP (before .Net) and made a living with it. I did a lot of C, a little C++. I love Javascript. I wish I could do more in Sparc Assembly. Since leaving the programming field I've done most of my work in TorqueScript.

    I like programming more as a hobby than I ever did as a career.

    Now, the languages I learned in school include languages I'd never actually want to use: Cobol, Scheme, a few assembly languages, Java (yuck).
     
  14. CousinGilgamesh

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    C/C++ (they're different things!)
    C#
    Q-Basic
    Visual Basic
    Blitz Basic
    TI-86 Basic (wow, lots of flavors of basic)
    Java
    Scheme
    VHDL
    SQL/XML

    I think that's it.
     
  15. moose6912

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    RPG
    Cobol
    C
    VB
    VB.net
    C#
    C++
    Java
    Objective-C
    Lingo
    Actionscript
    JSP
    ASP
    Basic
    PHP
    MSSQL
    MySQL
    PostGres SQL
    Python
    Assembly
     
  16. James C. Smith

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    I have done real projects in:

    Logo
    Javascript
    Java
    C
    C++
    Objective C
    BASIC (Applesoft, GW Basic, MS Quick Basic, Wang Basic 2C, VBA)
    PHP

    Then there was plety of screwing around with Pascal, lisp, perl, assembly, 4th, C# and all kinds of specialty scripting languages.
     
  17. Cartman

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    SQL
    BASIC
    FORTRAN
    PASCAL
    Assembly
    TI-Extended Basic(with sprites!)
    C
    C++
    C#
    Java
    JavaScript
    Visual Basic
    AMOS
    BlitzMax
    Torque
    Game Maker
    RPG Maker
    ActionScript
    ASP
    VBScript

    =====
    Whew! I'm Tired. :)
     
  18. Merx

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    Hobbyist:
    Basic - Various - Home Computers (ZX81, Acorn Electon, Amiga)
    Turbo Pascal
    Delphi
    Blitz3D​
    Uni/IT Industry:
    C
    C++
    Visual Basic
    Access
    SQL
    Java​
    Indie:
    BlitzMax
    HTML/CSS​
     
  19. Pallav Nawani

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    A list in no particular order:
    Basic
    fortran
    c
    c++
    Java
    Perl
    Php
    Python
    Lua
    Bash
    Ms Dos Batch files
    Matlab
    Nsis script
    Mmp Assembly (This was a proprietory processor created by Mastushita for multimedia purposes)
     

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