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.

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About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been 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, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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2 Responses to What Languages Have You Learned?

  1. Seimei says:

    Hi.I copied your code as is into my C# complier and (after fixing up the double quotes to straight double quotes) it worked just fine. No problem with Sort. I’m not sure what to suggest I don’t have VS2010 to try it, but I doubt that is the problem. You might, on a whim, download VS2012 express and see if you still have the problem. BTW, you have a great last name for a programmer!

  2. Proco says:

    I disagree, Angular and Kendo are not programming languages, not sure about DB2.

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