Programming Experience

Want to reach a consensus? There's no better way than a poll!

What programming/scripting languages have you used to write real programs?

APL
1
0%
BASIC (any flavor)
37
9%
COBOL
5
1%
C
44
11%
C++
52
13%
C#
33
8%
D
1
0%
FORTH
1
0%
FORTRAN
4
1%
Java
59
15%
JavaScript
36
9%
LISP
7
2%
Lua
16
4%
Objective-C
3
1%
Perl
11
3%
PHP
25
6%
Prolog
6
1%
Python
49
12%
Ruby
9
2%
Scheme
3
1%
 
Total votes : 402

Re: Programming Experience

Postby Flatfingers » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:42 am

You folks were lucky, or I had the World's Least Interesting Programming Teachers!

Also, yes, I think I should have included Ada. I never used it personally, but I was around when it was being pushed by the DoD for defense contractors before they gave up and just let people crank out C code. :D
User avatar
Flatfingers
Vice Admiral
 
Posts: 4542
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:45 am

Re: Programming Experience

Postby DWMagus » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:41 am

The only problem with things where we talk about our epic achievements, is that we can be all like "Yeah, I created this awesome thing" and people just look at you and say "Limit Theory" and then you're all :(

It's a little humbling knowing that no matter how epic or awesome the stuff we've created is, we're doing it on a forum where a single person is raising the bar that a single person can do. :lol:

Still, awesome thread is awesome. :mrgreen:
Image
Early Spring - 1055: Well, I made it to Boatmurdered, and my initial impressions can be set forth in three words: What. The. F*ck.
User avatar
DWMagus
Moderator
 
Posts: 5091
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:25 pm
Location: Denver, CO, United States

Re: Programming Experience

Postby Lum » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:48 am

That's a fact: awesomeness for the sake of awesomeness is still awesome :lol: :thumbup:
User avatar
Lum
Vice Admiral
 
Posts: 3226
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:10 pm
Location: Potsdam (Germany)

Re: Programming Experience

Postby N810 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:07 am

Went to computer camp as a kid, learned a bit of BASIC for my C64,
never went further than some type in programs in the back of the comodore magiziene.
Later in life, I learned a bit of AutoCAD LISP programing, nothing fancy,
little more than string together some commands.
"A sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke
User avatar
N810
Captain
 
Posts: 690
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:20 pm

Re: Programming Experience

Postby Gunther Haldan » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:20 pm

I noticed RPG was missing from the list. But that was in college 35+ years ago so it probably doesn't count any more.
Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I have seen, it seem to me most strange, that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.
User avatar
Gunther Haldan
Commander
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:32 pm
Location: Sugar Hill, Ga USA

Re: Programming Experience

Postby FormalMoss » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:20 am

:(

You didn't include DOS Batch scripts.

I suppose I did create a C program to wrap around a DOS prompt to create a password-protected DOS window.
:)

But Batch scripting is my forté.

Edit: Oh, and I did use Modula 2 in college many many moons ago.
YAY PYTHON \o/

In Josh We Trust
-=326.3827=-


User avatar
FormalMoss
Captain
 
Posts: 984
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:06 am

Re: Programming Experience

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:29 am

FormalMoss wrote:I suppose I did create a C program to wrap around a DOS prompt to create a password-protected DOS window.
:)


Sooo... you created the unix shell? :P
User avatar
Cornflakes_91
Admiral
 
Posts: 9197
Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:53 am
Location: Austria

Re: Programming Experience

Postby Flatfingers » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:11 pm

FormalMoss wrote::( You didn't include DOS Batch scripts.

Why, yes, that's true.

:)

FormalMoss wrote:Edit: Oh, and I did use Modula 2 in college many many moons ago.

I taught myself Modula-2 on my Amiga 1000 (possibly around the same time), just to decide for myself whether it was less prissy than Pascal.

My recollection is that it was grudgingly, ever-so-slightly more willing to try to be a language that was actually usable for writing real programs in the real world. Not nearly enough so for my personal taste, though.

You'll notice that Pascal is not on this list, either. ;)

I'm joking a little bit here, but my purpose in excluding some languages was not to be rude, truly. I really did feel I needed to try to limit it to 20 possible choices, and to include some less common but still practical languages. If not every language made the cut, I hope no one takes it as a personal affront. That wasn't my intention.
User avatar
Flatfingers
Vice Admiral
 
Posts: 4542
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:45 am

Re: Programming Experience

Postby CSE » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:16 am

Flatfingers wrote:You'll notice that Pascal is not on this list, either. ;)

I'm joking a little bit here, but my purpose in excluding some languages was not to be rude, truly. I really did feel I needed to try to limit it to 20 possible choices, and to include some less common but still practical languages. If not every language made the cut, I hope no one takes it as a personal affront.

I feel it is a personal affront. Let's see:
  • Pascal is the name of my son,
  • Pascal as a language (and as a son :)) was created in Switzerland,
  • Pascal was designed in my university as a teaching tool for learning good programming practice. You were initially not supposed to take it seriously.
  • MacOS and Adobe Photoshop were written in this language. At the time people were still staring at a blinking dot on a black DOS screen (while being happy that the screen was not yet blue).
  • Pascal puts a lot of pressure to be on the list,
  • You should believe in Pascal because the famous bet proves it.

So yeah, it looks like a personal affront!!!!

:lol:
Image
by Cha0zz
User avatar
CSE
Commander
 
Posts: 498
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:59 pm
Location: Switzerland

Re: Programming Experience

Postby Flatfingers » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:56 am

Wow, this just isn't my week here on the LT forum.

I'll be back after I've made a pilgrimage to ETH and abased myself at the shrine of St. Niklaus....

;)
User avatar
Flatfingers
Vice Admiral
 
Posts: 4542
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:45 am

Re: Programming Experience

Postby CSE » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:33 pm

Flatfingers wrote:Wow, this just isn't my week here on the LT forum.

I'll be back after I've made a pilgrimage to ETH and abased myself at the shrine of St. Niklaus....

;)


Apologies accepted.

:lol:
Image
by Cha0zz
User avatar
CSE
Commander
 
Posts: 498
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:59 pm
Location: Switzerland

Re: Programming Experience

Postby Flatfingers » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:14 pm

Now that we know LTSL has been supplanted by Python as the scripting language of choice for Limit Theory, I thought I might bump this poll to refresh it.
User avatar
Flatfingers
Vice Admiral
 
Posts: 4542
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:45 am

Re: Programming Experience

Postby FormalMoss » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:16 pm

Flatfingers wrote:Now that we know LTSL has been supplanted by Python as the scripting language of choice for Limit Theory, I thought I might bump this poll to refresh it.


Thanks Flat.
Wow, two years on and I'm now an excellent support engineer with my DOS batch scripting skills.
May as well blow my horn here, no-one else I know has even the capacity to understand the awesomeness; :ugeek:
    - created a DOS batch script to send multiple files to 180 PCs, in 43 locations throughout Ireland.
    - implemented a solution similar to how SCCM deploys packages, except my script works over a low-bandwidth (1 Mb leased line), where it takes 1 hour to copy 100 Mbytes.
    - install files can be sent via a scheduled task to 43 stores directly, and then run as a remote script on these 43 PCs (simultaneously) to update the files on the PCs in it's local subnet only.
    - the amount of reports and error checking/validation required to undertake this is stupendously massive, but has resulted in achieving the installations of project software on 120 Retail Store PCs in 24 man hours (by one person)

## Sanity check
Trying to get back into the normal groove of "start work at 9am" after working crazy hours this week (10pm to 6am).
Just looking for a "congrats" from anyone, as no-one in work appears to understand the gravitas of it all :D

Update to Skills:
- Learning Python (I just updated the poll on this one)
Now that everyone knows Python is the new "LTSL", will we see a change in the poll results?
Will Python slip up to Number 2? :)

My sig below has lots of links for learning Python.
:D
YAY PYTHON \o/

In Josh We Trust
-=326.3827=-


User avatar
FormalMoss
Captain
 
Posts: 984
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:06 am

Re: Programming Experience

Postby Dinosawer » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:51 am

Sounds pretty awesome indeed Moss! :thumbup:

My list is still the same, just gotten better at both Python and C++ by now. And got some headaches experience with CMake. :ghost:
I also helped initiate a couple of people into Python on IRC, so I guess we'll see that option get more popular :mrgreen:
Warning: do not ask about physics unless you really want to know about physics.
The LT IRC / Alternate link || The REKT Wiki || PUDDING
Image
User avatar
Dinosawer
Admiral
 
Posts: 5821
Joined: Fri May 09, 2014 1:08 pm
Location: Belgium

Re: Programming Experience

Postby JanB1 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:54 pm

Can we add Pascal and graphical programming languages? :oops:
Automation engineer, lateral thinker, soldier, addicted to music, books and gaming.
Nothing to see here

Flatfingers wrote:23.01.2017: "Show me the smoldering corpse of Perfectionist Josh"
User avatar
JanB1
Rear Admiral
 
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:14 am
Location: Europe

PreviousNext

Return to Polls



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests