What Languages Have You Learned?

I started programming in 1971, but didn’t much like it and didn’t start professional programming until 1985.  I’d be very interested in when you started, and what languages you used since then (languages you used to write something meaningful)  Here is most of my list (the ones in bold I used to write commercial applications)

  • Fortran IV
  • Monrobot Machine Code
  • Cobol
  • Basic
  • TCL
  • AWK
  • YAM Scripting
  • Unix (various shells)
  • Brief Scripting
  • Turbo Pascal
  • Visual Basic
  • LOGO
  • MUMPS
  • Paradox
  • DB2
  • 8086 Assembly
  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Angular
  • Kendo
  • Apple Script
  • VB.NET

Check out this page to jog your memory.

Note, I knew folks who went out of their way to learn lots of languages. I was just the opposite, I resisted learning new languages, but sometimes you have no choice.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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