What was the first program you wrote & the programming language in which you wrote?
I just wanna know out of curiosity that which programming language you first used and what was first program all about ???
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I was a younger teenager, dreaming about making money and being rich doing software. Despite some 'hello world' apps, I always wanted to build an OS.
I kind of did it, in BASIC, calling it OSB (Operating System Basic). Now I know it is impossible, a high-level language cannot do this, but it was a dream, and you don't fight back against a 12-years-old dream ;)
I pushed to GitHub some time ago. The code is a mess and a shame, but I am proud of everything I learned on the way.
BASIC on a TRS 80
10 PRINT "HELLO " 20 GOTO 10
Basic on an apple 2 in the mid 80s when I was 10 years old... And the application was the typical Hello World...I was also trying to figure out how to do the digital bubble like in the movie "Explorers" (1985) so I can go into space like the characters in the movie.
Ah... That dream was short-lived with the quick realization of the limitations of programming.
Payroll using Excel VBA macro, and then Regulatory Compliance Monitoring System using classic asp and then Location of Company Customers, Properties and Employees using Google Earth map. I put marker on their location and display on hover their information. I also display in infoWindow the grid coordinates, elevation, and distance from a reference point the clicked location on the map. User can also draw a line and/or polygon and display its length and area. I draw in it's exact location the company's land assets based on the Technical Description on the land Title (as polygon). Information about the property (location, area, etc.) is displayed on hover.
I'm not sure HTML qualifies as a programming language cause it's the first language I started with. And I had a wapka site for downloading games. Then I switched to Java quite later say around 2017 and I'm currently learning it's advanced aspects. Like I said in my profile , I hope to be one of the top dogs in the field of computer science... But I have to work hard of course...
Probably Macromedia Flash 4 "actions"!
And it was something basic like making a ball bounce, or moving a square in relation to the mouse. I got it all wrong however, and a friend who coded in Macromedia Director showed me the way.
What a lightbulb moment wiring mouse position to symbol position!
I remember a class mate introduced me to GW Basic at the time. My family had a subscription for a monthly magazine called 'Kijk', of which on the last page there always was a Basic listing I typed over and ran. After that, I made subtle changes to see what happened. When I discovered our copy of Windows 3.11 included QBasic (no more mandatory line numbers - yay!), I soon wrote my own programs of which the first was a text adventure game that took place in our school.
I remember both my fellow students and teachers loved it (despite the latter mostly being antagonists in the game). Those days were awesome now I think of it... :)