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How did you learn to program?
« on: 2009-Dec-07 »
The poll is only for two days ,because it is for my PowerPoint for Computer Science Class. Please everyone who reads vote! :whip:

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #1 on: 2009-Dec-07 »
I presume magazines count as books? The internet didn;t exist when I startd coding. All I had was a copy of an Amstrad CPC magazine that had listings in it, way back in 1984. I got my CPC for Christmas and it didn't have any games. Shops were all shut, so I had to type out the listings. I enjoyed the coding more than the games themselves. Ah, the goode olde days :D
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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #2 on: 2009-Dec-07 »
same with me, magazines like rainbow and some eletronic(subject not midia hehe) magazines for the tk-82c (2kb of memory! UAU who could ask for more??).

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #3 on: 2009-Dec-07 »
Generally, in the early 80s, all there would be is a keyboarded box (coco2), black & white TV (at first) and a manual.
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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #4 on: 2009-Dec-07 »
lo. Ace read, Ian. Me, too. I got a (very expensive  for my parents) C128 w/o games on X-Mas. And then there was the BASIC manual...

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #5 on: 2009-Dec-07 »
very expensive indeed, I remember my dad getting sick (psychologicaly) after buying me an amiga 500. bearing in mind computers in brazil at that time (90s) costed a MINIMUM of twice the price advertised on foreign magazines, not to count that our money at the time was 1 to 10 for dollars and a lot more for pounds...

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #6 on: 2009-Dec-08 »
I presume magazines count as books? The internet didn;t exist when I startd coding.

Indeed it does count, this is more a way to show that no one can just go to school and know how to program. It takes a skill that is acquired by a passion.

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #7 on: 2009-Dec-08 »
With me, it was mainly studying the C64 Programmers Manual...

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #8 on: 2009-Dec-08 »
I was constructed from left over bits and pieces from 8-bit computers, at least one of which included a copy of Locomotive BASIC on a ROM.  I never needed to learn.

Um ok, well I'm from the 8-bit era too when you learnt how to program from the computer manual or magazines.

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #9 on: 2009-Dec-08 »
I'm only 3 years out of highschool so I started messing with computers probably at about 6/7 years ago. Then programming didn't come much later. Bought quite a few C++ books, as well as Blitz and Visual Basic Books. But I think most of my knowledge is from the forums on DCEmu.co.uk and GP32X.com. Of course not being able to get far in C++ (Still can't get graphical! :S) once I learned some GLBasic I was hooked. Now this is my main forum and I enjoy deving pointless projects that never get completed and don't ever get up to the standard I wish they could be. All because I'm so obsessed, haha. :nw:

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #10 on: 2009-Dec-09 »
Bump.

Poll closes tonight at 7:00 P.M. Eastern (US & Canada).
So everybody who sees this and hasn't yet, please vote.

Thanks everyone for all the results thus so far.  :good:

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #11 on: 2009-Dec-10 »
Poll Closed, thank you everyone for your votes!  :enc:


Edit: I'm in class right now and just finished my presentation. Mission accomplished, thanks again everyone.
« Last Edit: 2009-Dec-10 by kamakazieturtle »

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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #12 on: 2009-Dec-21 »
I started back in 1982 learning BASIC on my good old Sinclair ZX81  =D
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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #13 on: 2009-Dec-21 »
I start with a Amiga 500 ;) but i had a C64 , too. :P
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Re: How did you learn to program?
« Reply #14 on: 2009-Dec-22 »
Wow,

I started on my friends c64 in the 5th grade at 10yo, then got a c128 for my 12 birthday.
I borrowed games, and tinkered in them, instead of playing them.


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