How many people here Know a computer language?

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  1. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    How many of you are familiar with a computer language i.e. unix, c, c++,pascal. I am curious to see what type of programers we have out there :)
    I only Know c++ how about the rest of you?
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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    Re: How many people here Know a computer language?

    ah... I used to do more "real" coding... but these days... not so much... just php I guess

    In my Apple //gs days...

    I learned Pascal and C but didn't do much actual fun stuff in it. I did buy ORCA/M and did some 65816 Assembly coding... which at the time was the best/only way to do fast animation and stuff on the //gs. Did some minor things.. I don't even think I distrbuted any of the cooler things.

    On my Mac IIsi

    I learned some 68000 assembly language, and wrote some stuff in C. The coolest thing I ended up doing were:

    Chrystar Demo, Flag Day, and Chaosmint - which were small graphical demos - which spawned an After Dark 4.0 Screen Saver module (Points of View).

    After college, I moved on to scripting languages and web development. So, learned some Perl which was ok - but I really liked PHP... and is what I've spent most of my time with these days. Not as glamorous as 68000 assembly/C... but more practical and easier to develop.

    arn
     
  3. macktheknife macrumors 6502a

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    I know some Java, and I plan to take the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform test within a month or so. I also know a bit of Perl (which is a great language!) and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) which I use to create some Excel spreadsheets.

    I hope to get more into web-based development, and I've been getting into JSP, Servlets, and PHP.

    I'm definitely not a programmer by any means (I'm a commerical real estate finance analyst and consultant), but I am very interested in working in a tech firm someday. I think everyone can benefit from learning some programming just to understand how programs work.
     
  4. mcrain macrumors 68000

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  5. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    a bit of C++, PHP, ActionScript, a little JavaScript, and a good amount of Scheme...also learning a bit of SQL (mysql's subset...:D)
     
  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    F77 (my first mentor thought it was a good way to break into programming, she was right)... C++... not much else. A little javascript, that doesn't count tho... i'm hoping to teach myself java and visualbasic soon, need to get cracking on that...

    :)
    pnw
     
  7. Steradian thread starter macrumors 6502

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    o yeah

    mcrain well,
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    any 1 who knows binary ascii will understand :)


    Power book G4 1ghz
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Just a little JavaScript and ASP for me, and that's about my limit :( :p
     
  9. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    extensive: c, c++, sed/awk, Bourne shell

    done lots of: java, fortran, pascal, assembly

    others: lisp, prolog, others i'm forgetting...
     
  10. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I know Java, Javascript and HTML (who doesn't?) I know a bit of C and quite a bit of C64 Basic, but that never seems to come in handy.
     
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  12. Wes macrumors 68020

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    My pathetic programming attempts:

    I wrote a graphical calculator in Qbasic and if you can call it a language, I know html. Sad isn't it? Well I have recently bought a Java book so I won't be as inept soon. :D
     
  13. szark macrumors 68030

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    C
    Pascal
    Fortran
    Java
    Perl
    HTML
    JavaScript
    Visual Basic
    SQL
    basic sh/csh scripting
    Objective-C (learning)
    PHP (learning)

    Atari: GFA Basic, Basic XE, Basic XL, Atari Basic

    ...and I have learned and forgotten:
    VBScript/ASP
    68000 assembly
    Z80 assembly
    8088 assembly
    6502 assembly

    I think that's everything! :D
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    WOW! That's alot of stuff crammed into your head, I think mine would explode before I came near learning just a couple of them! :( :D :eek:
     
  15. szark macrumors 68030

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    I'll admit that C, HTML, and SQL are the only languages I could program in right now without any reference material.

    For the others, I would have to spend a few minutes looking at some code to adjust my brain to the syntax of that language.
     
  16. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I guess I'm the Lone Ranger in knowing none, nada. Closest would be that my wife took a Statistics course at Creighton University, Omaha, NE. It was in ~1980 prior to any programs, she had to write a program that would run a statistical problem. The language was basic. Part of her grade depended on her success!
     
  17. vniow macrumors G4

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    I don't have the slightest clue what any of you are talking about.
     
  18. jefhatfield Retired

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    i worked with some version of pascal in 82 and in the 70s i learned to read the holes punched in some cardboard cards...all really useless ;)

    and before that, i learned to do math in base 2, base 8, and other strange configurations
     
  19. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

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    I do computer programming for a living. It is Windows based and I mainly use C++. For me, other laguanges are an 'add-on' to a C++ application/module including Visual Basic, TCL, Java and HTML. At work, I also have used SQL.

    I have also programmed in LISP, Apple Basic, 6502 asm, 68000 asm and AppleScript.
     
  20. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    C, C++ and I remember Pascal from college, although getting a program compiled right now might require a little study.

    Currently working on learning Action Script.

    And HTML is not code as far as I'm concerned.

    D
     
  21. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    does BASIC on a ti calculator count? If so, I know that, some HTML, and that's it...

    I do hope some day to learn C or C++, but I don't know too much about programming right now...
     
  22. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I have been taking c++ since school started. That's it, unless you
    want to count my small knowledge of HTML as a computer language. ;)
     
  23. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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  24. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    Well I know a bit about alot of things, I can design fairly good, I know a tiny bit of HTML, I know a bit of PHP and MYSQL.
     
  25. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    all design and development here

    JAvaScript, Perl, PHP, cgi, and of course html (dhtml and css included)

    Given a little time I might be able to resurect my C skills, but they were pretty limited anyway. Web Development skill seems to be the way to learn these days, as very little knowledge can expand quickly with the simple languages. I'd sure like to learn more, but the time isn't available.
     

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