What was the first programming language you learnt?
BASIC on a TRS-80 clone (pic related)
That was 30+ years ago though and I never bothered learning another
Reason I'm asking is to know which one to start with, I once started with java but hated it as soon as I reached like the 20th tutorial, when he started talking about args, parameters and that shit, it got confusing so I just gave up.. it was also a bit hard because there's a lot of shit to memorize, I liked C But got kinda busy so didn't continue it, for python as soon as I reached the for loop I gave up too..
i was first introduced by the 'notepad virus' thing. Gradually i visited websites and learnt it well enough to make text based games in it. But the best thing i ever made was@echo off
echo %random% > %random%
Guess what it'll do?
In my honest opinion this is the order in which programming knowledge should advance, and as such the order I learnt in.
5. C Sharp
10. ARM Assembly
I learned java but i forgot most of it. i kinda want to go back into it but i really want to make a game and i've heard that GC would fuck me over. is this true or would i be able to gain the capacity to write optimized code in java for, say, jmonkeyengine3 and make myself something akin to a modern RPG like dragon's age?
Does the language of WarioWare DIY count?
I learned a lot from that motherfucker. I also learned how to squeeze the most I could out of it. Getting the level data that took away the time limit really helped.
First year C reporting in. I've dicked with other languages and written a fair bit of html/css, but honestly C is much more interesting. Taught by this bad boy.
Pretty sure it was
All because of school though. Those who studied programming languages by themselves have my respect because I wouldn't have any motivation outside of schooling to learn this stuff.
>for python as soon as I reached the for loop I gave up too..
really? it is not a difficult concept. maybe you used a bad tutorial or something? im not an overly intelligent person and i have no trouble learning python
What got me interested in programming was RPG Maker (initially 95 then 2000), not sure if anyone here is familiar with it but I pretty much spent my entire youth making games on that, and some of them were pretty complex, made my own custom battle and menu systems. It introduced me to the concepts of conditionals, loops, booleans, and so on.
I messed around with VB later on but I didn't do much with it. First programming language I learned was Java (senior year in highschool).
C but mostly just for the basics of logic/programming.
Then some VB 6 and the only real thing I wrote was in PHP.
Now Im moving into JS (and Scheme because SICP) and want to learn some decent C++.
Looking into C#/Java I hate them but I need to be like all the cool guys too