«Home

What Programming Languages Have You Used?

I started up with Commodore 64 BASIC in 1991, after being taught the basics of BASIC with GW-BASIC. 3 years later, after a 2 year break from programming, I graduated to QBASIC. Another 3 years later, I discovered Turbo Basic which was fast enough for game programming though less advanced than Qbasic.

Then I stumbled upon C through a friend and wrote some games with it (notably, a beautiful bricks game which actually worked on an 8086 computer after some optimization. Then I taught myself Visual Basic 5.0, thanks to pirated software. After another 4 year break, I started coding with C++ on Linux in order not to be a software pirate.

Update: I also learned some Java, PostgreSQL and FORTRAN during this period at Ile-Ife.

Later, after I left for Abeokuta to focus on the web, I started learning PHP and MySQL, which I use on all my sites, modifying queries and scripts to suit my purposes. I even wrote a MySQL 4.0 certification exam. Later I learnt to use python for an SMS site, but I couldn't get the business off the ground due to lack of capital to buy SMS credits.

So in answer to the main question, I've used BASIC, C, Visual Basic, C++, SQL, PHP, and Python. What about you?

Avatar
Newbie
37 answers

for me PHP is my Best Companion i have developed a forum for my friends where i teach them php so i love php

php is very strong than Asp i dont know why Nigerians Love asp

0
Avatar
Newbie

hi ibrahim,

We kind of belong to the same class only that i wasn't a computer scinece student,even though i am studying public administration in the university. I would love a friendship establishment between us and also would urge others TECH guyz to come together and lets see what we can do to help our world NOT JUST our various countries. ONE LOVE

0
Avatar
Newbie

Web designing and programming is becoming the talk of the moment in information and computer technology. People are made to pay heavy amount of money in other to learn how to design and program web pages. You don’t need to be a computer scientist or a guru in computer for you to know how to handle that. I have a self explanatory tutorial that can guide you to learn how to become a web programmer using the most popular, and powerful web programming language called PHP.

As you go through the site, you can search other free links go get more tutorial in other software with little or no fee. http://knowphp.webs.io

Cheers! Share with others.

One Nigeria Forever

0
Avatar
Newbie

I started with fox pro then moved on visual basic 6.0 .I have since graduated to VB.net.

I have programmed in C and C sharp too.

I am a guru T-Sql programming for MS SQLSERVER 2000 and 2005

0
Avatar
Newbie

my company http://www.spiralteck.com uses php, java, javascript, ajax, asp, vb, jsp, coldfussion

0
Avatar
Newbie

C++ (Obj Oriented progr). missing link for CATIA, Unigraphics, Abaqus and Femap.

0
Avatar
Newbie

i need idea on this , can someone enlighten me?just send me a weblink where i can acees and learn this stuffs,

email ennyclaude69@yahoo.com

cheers,

0
Avatar
Newbie

QBasic

C

Fortran

COBOL

Pascal

C++

C#

Java

Tcl/Tk

Python

Perl

HTML

PHP

Linux Shell

JavaScript

Windows Shell (Batch Scripting)

SQL

I have programmed in all these languages. You will wonder VB is missing, yes. I have never programmed VB before. though I av ported codes from VB to C several times.

0
Avatar
Newbie

1996 - GW Basic, QBasic

1998 - Was taught Fortran, COBOL, Pascal, C in school

1999 - Completed a VB6 book but never practiced then I learnt Java

2001 - C#

Of all the languages I learnt, only Java stuck. Now, I want to stop procastinating and learn Ruby.

0
Avatar
Newbie

everyone has used a programming language but methinks the question is: what have we done with the programming languages we've used. i keep wondering why every cafe uses easybrowsing.com timer when the timer is so lame. why can't we do something that'll add value through the programming languages used by us?

cyprian

0
Avatar
Newbie

Thats the point Bossman.

You can read and understand how a programming language works, note the features and be a theoretical pro. You can even teach it, or even write a book on it! Like most the lecturers in our universities do. But that does not make u a coder in those languages.

What makes u a coder or a user of a Programming Language is ur ability to be able to transform solutions into programs using them!

0
Avatar
Newbie

I agree. There has to be a line somewhere. The title should probably say "what languages have you used professionally or extensively" I don't think using a language for one semester in school or dabbling in a language for a few months or so makes one versed enough in the language. That's just IMHO!

0
Avatar
Newbie

Python On Nairaland: www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-25421.0.html

Official Python Documentation: www.python.org/doc

0
Avatar
Newbie

c, java, vb and qb n' u make me feel dull

could u point me to a good python e-book or resource?

0
Avatar
Newbie

best advice join a dedicated programming forum.

0
Avatar
Newbie

senu please i've used BASIC and JAVA. i want you to teach me python

0
Avatar
Newbie

i'm a computer science student in my final year,haven done just 2 programming languages both pascal and c,i still don't understand their respective applications,i've always wanted to be a very good programmer but i don't know wats happening i would really love to have a friendship relationship with a programming guru who will put mi through in my dreams of becoming a good programmer,ppl who are interested in building me should mail me on succulentplayboy@yahoo.com,or kal 08075773779 believe me i've got qualities.Try n help a brother pls,

0
Avatar
Newbie

i know a bit of vbasic and c++ and still learning. i've loved computers all this while but couldnt really use one till i got mine in '04. now i'm learning php and mysql.

looking at the array of software talents we have(above), why dont we get together and do some open source stuff to tackle software problems basically in Nigeria

0
Avatar
Newbie

In 1980-1982 I took BASIC programming in high school.

In 1982-1987 I took COBOL programming with combined aspect courses: Accounting, Business Administration and data processing earning my Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Information System.

In 1999 I took Web-Internet Development class earning my certificate to learn HTML, Javascripting, Paint Pro Shop, MS FrontPage. Self-taught learning on PHP and MySQL database.

In 2000, I started my own small-one woman web-graphic designing business working at home as freelance web designer. Later I was hired as subcontracted web designer to work with dying traditionally graphic artist incorporating all his artwork to slice into dynamic website using Flash movie that where I was lack of using Flash Actionscripting. He recommended me go back school.

In 2003-2004 I took online distance 18 months accelerated course in Visual Communication (advanced web development) learning up-to-date web authoring software with photograph and programming: Macromedia Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Color theory, Typography, Computer Animation, HTML, Flash Actionscripting, CSS, Javascript. Self-taught learning in XML. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with 3.90 GPA Summa cumlaude.

Later I learned to administer in Xandros (Debian-based) Linux installation on PC system at my own, much easier than Windows 98/XP installation---fastest and reliable dual bootable operating system.

I now am fluent in Flash Actionscripting to parse all PHP, XML files loading into dynamic Flash website but I am stuck with outdated Macromedia Flash MX authoring that needs to be upgraded to Flash 8 professional for incorporating Flash video file and Video chat file into Flash movie on the website---requires Flash 8 and Media Communication server.

0
Avatar
Newbie

Discovered Basic(In School) when I was in SS2 and that's my first encounter with a programming language.

Played with Basic a little before suspending programming due to lack of a personal computer

Came back to programming when we wanted to create our own game(3 of us)

Discovered VB6 and found out we can develop more serious things than games. This led to learning SQL and HTML

Migrated to Java for some time before discovering .NET.

In summary I used the following languages

QBasic, VB6, Java, VB.NET , C#, SQL , C/C++(when there is no other alternative)

Hey and apart from QBasic and VB6 which were introduced by tutors, I learned all my programming languages through self training and apprenticeship (right here in Nigeria)

0
Avatar
Newbie

yes man, it's a dream come true. left in '05 for masters. dude it aint late, try show! team sizes are getting larger. talent is hard to find and you've got it. now's a good time.

0
Avatar
Newbie

In school learnt ADA (similar to pascal) and C. First job out of college did COBOL for 5 years at a major insurance company. A little bit of VB and C at a couple of consulting gigs. I have been doing Java for the last 8 years. Java is definitely my favorite of all the languages I have used.

0
Avatar
Newbie

Of course, i started out with Qbasic, Fortran, Pascal, Cobol (in school)

Now C and Java (on my own)

0
Avatar
Newbie

So in answer to the main question, I've used BASIC, C, Visual Basic, C++, SQL, PHP, and Python. What about you?

Cobol/400, Synon: Advantage 2E, VB, C++ back in high school.

I use a lot of SQL now.

0
Avatar
Newbie

still new to programming. I started with coldfusion in 2005 for web application, and now ASP.NET(VB.NET) for windows application in 2006. trying to expand my knowledge with JAVA.

0
Avatar
Newbie

u r nothing without .net

0
Avatar
Newbie

Oh my God!! Lots of Guru's in here

I started with Fortran 77 in 1994 i graduated to GW Basic in 1996. Then i left programming for over three years for Computer Engr and Netwking. Later in 2000 i continued with HTML, XHTML, CSS,Microsoft ACCESS AND VB 6.0 I did all these till 2004 Until i started programming the Classic Asp and SQL then progressed into ASP.net and XML.

0
Avatar
Newbie

Hmmm. c0dec, living the life I've always dreamed of living.

Did you leave Naija for your masters or where you overseas already?

0
Avatar
Newbie

abdkabir,

im interested in ur bulk SMS , give me more details

0
Avatar
Newbie

I started with QBASIC, i then move to FORTRAN, PASCAL and later COBOL. All these were programming languages i had to do in school because they were in my course curriculum. I later moved on to learn C and C++ then finally settled for Visual BASIC. Planning to start programming in JAVA.

0
Avatar
Newbie

Who says we've got no Talents. But really with all this talents , we got to do something @ home o. Seriously!

0
Avatar
Newbie

weell i just startd programming

so i first used pascal

i'll be moving to java nxt month! hopefully i'll be able to knw 80% of the programming languages in the nxt year!

0
Avatar
Newbie

Started with Visual Basic 6 in 2003 (during the long strike preluding the elections).

Tried my hands with Shell-Scripting on Linux in 2004 while preparing for my Linux Certification exams.(during my IT period)

Worked with PHP/MySQL for most of 2005 using Dreamweaver MX (needed it for final year project).

Got involved with SQL (SQL Server 2000 biased) in 2006 when i started work after leaving school.

ASP.NET/VB.NET   programming while preparing for my MCP exam around October 2006. (after leaving NYSC camp)

Trying my hands on XML Web Services with VB.NET now (during my Service Year), though its still looking kinda crytic to me for now.

---

---

You may wonder why all the details; well its just to show that you can always find time to learn ANYTHING if you put your mind to it.

0
Avatar
Newbie

seun u try,

i started wit QBasic in 2002, VBasic 2003, moved to Asp in 2004 and plenty TSQL in 2004 too , coldfusion in 2005, MXML+ AS3 in 2007, me sef don try small,

0
Avatar
Newbie

hey, i am just starting into to programming, i will really appreciate any help, but then, going to a+ after that, i need help people, meanwhile guys please visit my site and drop a comment if any; http://www.obinwanne.com/blog

0
Avatar
Newbie

Seeun pls can u send me in depth PHP/Sql tutorials i want to start learning it.i already know how to use HTML and i can use dreamweaver. i just need to know those php scripting and how to creat a database on MYSQL.

Thanks

hala me back.

0
Avatar
Newbie
Your answer
Add image

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.