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    I love VB

    I am 42 years old. I learned BASIC in 1982 on a Radio Shack TRS-80.

    I started teaching myself VB Express yesterday. I love it. It is so much more powerful than BASIC but my experience makes it easy for me to learn!

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    Too much caffeine? Continue and enjoy, my fellow 42 year old.

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    That was where I first started programming, too, and in about the same year.
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    That was where I first started programming, too, and in about the same year.
    u were 42 yr old at 1982?

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    believe it or not not, i was not aware of how to boot the computer till my 25 year of age
    my brother in law gave me a second hand windows OS system, with that i started in VB6 TO vb.net

    person like me can do programming, because i think it's vb studio & vb.net
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    Visual Basic is one of the school syllabus in India.......
    but i missed this one.......

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    42? Bunch of children!

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    42??? join the club
    too much pizza isn't good for you at your age

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    A trip down memory lane...

    I started on 1982 also but on a Commodore 64. I then used GWBasic on a PC I purchased for $1,600.00. It was a Supercomputer at the time. Superturbo (10Mhz) IBM-XT (8088), 256 Kb ram. with a HARD DRIVE! (5Mb) a 5 1/4 inch floppy drive and a Zenith amber monitor. I still have it, it weights the same as a refrigerator, except for the monitor, that gave way, I have an original IBM green one now.

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    Wow, I feel like such a beginner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aash View Post
    u were 42 yr old at 1982?
    No, I started programming on a TRS-80 Level I back around 1982, though I forget the exact date. I'm 44 at the time of this post.
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    I started with Quick-Basic in 1989.

    Microsoft used to include a file called gorilla.bas with each basic compiler. It was where you controlled a monkey that climbed up a skyscraper and threw bananas at another monkey. I started on a 8086 machine.

    At the time the 386 had just been launched and we were not allowed to touch the faster computer.
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    Interesting... looks like a lot of us got into it about the same time... 1982 was when learned programming too... Apple BASIC... then got into PC-BASIC & GW-BASIC a few years later on an old IBM PC (the original... not even an XT) ... which got me through high school and into college. Probably even still works today if I could find it in storage. But I'm jsut a youngin..... I'm only 38

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    It was the fall of 1979 for me, which was my last year of high school. The school introduced, for first time, a computer programming class for those of us good with math. It was FORTRAN and we coded on punch cards. In the following years, I too, started BASIC on a Trash 80. Stayed with GW-BASIC and broke into VB via VBA and MS Access. I jumped into VB6 several years later, skipping the earlier versions.

    P.S. I still have a GW-BASIC book containing all the commands & functions, though the binding glue has been deteriorating over time. Kept it why? I don't know.
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    This thread makes me feel young... I guess that's because I am (21).

    I started programming in vb3 on a win 95 Leading Edge, that was probably around 2001 when I was 11. I've pretty much been self taught in all my programming, up until high school when I was told things I already knew. I don't program for employment, but I do use it as a problem solving tool. I hate when a computer doesn't have the capability to do what I want and how I want it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stepdragon View Post
    This thread makes me feel young... I guess that's because I am (21).
    Yep, that's what I use to say too
    Though back then, they didn't have things like PCs and the Internet (as we know it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaVolpe View Post
    Yep, that's what I use to say too
    Though back then, they didn't have things like PCs and the Internet (as we know it)
    u might know too how things got extinct on earth

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    I had QBasic on cd awhile back until I destoryed the cd. I didn't use it much. I think I only created one very basic program.

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    I started programming in vb3 on a win 95 Leading Edge, that was probably around 2001 when I was 11. I've pretty much been self taught in all my programming, up until high school when I was told things I already knew. I don't program for employment, but I do use it as a problem solving tool. I hate when a computer doesn't have the capability to do what I want and how I want it done.
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    First programmed in 1972 - Fortran IV, then moved on to IBM370 Assembler, IBM Basic, (Delft) Algol, Cobol and APL. When the 'Micro Computers' arrived, got a Commadore 64 (which is still in the attic), a BBC Micro (which I gave away to a museum in a local School), and an original Apple. Those Basic languages were excellent.

    The BBC Basic supported embedded 6502 Assembler. Because the 'Operating System' was in ROM it was fairly easy to create something like an API (ie find the address of a certain routine in ROM and call it )

    I remember using the code which determined the '1's and '0's from the Tape Recorder Interface (Programs / Data were recorded to cassettes and loaded / saved through the earphone / microphone jacks of the recorder) to create a program which decoded RTTY (Radio Teletype) signals on short wave radio.

    Ah those were the days.....

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    Real men code in binary

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    Wow, this thread really took off! Thanks for the enthusiasm!

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    I remember taking a class (outside of school, vendor training for work) where we had to write a program to punch a binary deck. This deck of binary cards was used to bootstrap and run a small program on the mainframe in place of an operating system. Getting machine time to test was very difficult and we only got 3 tries at it.

    Most of our programs did little except copy data to a line printer, sort of a "Hello World" I suppose. Even that was less than trivial because you accomplished it by initializing and then feeding another small program to an I/O processor.

    There was no assembler available for these machines, since even the OS was written in a form of Algol.

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    I am 42 years old. I learned BASIC in 1982 on a Radio Shack TRS-80.

    I started teaching myself VB Express yesterday. I love it. It is so much more powerful than BASIC but my experience makes it easy for me to learn!
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    Microsoft used to include a file called gorilla.bas with each basic compiler.
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    I was born in 1982, I feel so far behind. 10 years programming in various different languages doesn't seem to be a lot. :S

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