My History of Programming

Ξ December 19th, 2007 | → | ∇ code |

This essay is a somewhat brief history of my programming experiences. It is by no means all encompassing, but I’ve tried to hit all of the big moments in my programming career (my favorite classes and so forth).
Although I had experimented with QBasic a little bit as a lad, it wasn’t until High School when I got my TI-85 graphing calculator that I really started to program. The TI-85 was a wonderful device that allowed users to program in a BASIC right on the calculator using the keypad. The primitives and control structures were all listed in horizontal menus, and you’d select which one you wanted using the menu buttons as the top of the keypad.
I didn’t have a manual on BASIC, so I fooled around with each keyword until I understood what it did. The first program I managed to write was a simple Fahrenheit […]

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