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Yay
10-14-2008, 09:09 PM
So, when did you start coding?
I started learning html when I was 9. I then developed my knowledge till I was 11 and I thought I needed a new challenge. I then went on to use CSS. Which was easy.
I received enough knowledge to start a new language. This time it was PHP. I spent a good few years on PHP and moved on to Javascript. I gave up on that and learnt one more language. This last language was XML and XSL.

gnomeontherun
10-14-2008, 10:22 PM
So, when did you start coding?
I started learning html when I was 9. I then developed my knowledge till I was 11 and I thought I needed a new challenge. I then went on to use CSS. Which was easy.
I received enough knowledge to start a new language. This time it was PHP. I spent a good few years on PHP and moved on to Javascript. I gave up on that and learnt one more language. This last language was XML and XSL.

Doesn't matter when you started, but if you have kept up with it and are current with the language and techniques.

I started learning about technologies when I was 13, but that was because the internet was invented around that age. It really matters not what you've learned, but what you have perfected and maintained.

Learning a part of dozen languages is not as useful as learning one or two very well.

I know a lot of people who 'know' a language but really can't make anything really functional or creative with it. They study so much of what other people do and mimic it instead of creating something new from their own work. The question is, when did you start to produce unique content that utilizes the language's features?

swg2
10-15-2008, 12:48 AM
Probably around 8/9. I opened my first website when I was about 11 it was about Microsofts Flight Simulator :D

Yay
10-15-2008, 08:39 AM
The question is, when did you start to produce unique content that utilizes the language's features?

About 12

mlseim
10-15-2008, 02:16 PM
Around 1978 Radio Shack came out with the Tandy TRS-80 Model I
I started with that and it's been non-stop since then.

Perl and PHP were interesting because they became the first
server-side languages I worked with. Turbo C++ was my
favorite programming language.

Any programming that you do is beneficial, as the structure and flow
of a program is important to learn. I think it's a lot like learning to
read music.

AlexV
10-15-2008, 11:00 PM
I started to use computers in the late 80's (1987 if I remember correctly). As must kids, I started to play games and then moved to "office" apps. At that time we had no mouse (it was a Tandy 1000 witout any HDD!).

In my first years of high schools (like 1993) I self-learned HyperTalk in HyperCard with (already outdated at the time) Mac Plus. It's there that I had my "true" programming experience... And choosed the "programmer" path.

In college I learned Cobol, Delphi, C/C++ ans some others (which I really never used outside my courses).

I now use mainly Delphi, C++ and PHP now... :)

Apostropartheid
10-15-2008, 11:22 PM
As far as developers go, I guess that still makes me young blood. I started experimenting with the basics of HTML August last year, and expanded into CSS and PHP. As it is, I'm mastering PHP, but I don't really intend to do much with it: I have always been a front-end designer rather than a back-end developer, and, as I struggle with programming, admire people who can do both.



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