Looks like i’ve been tagged with a meme. This time, it’s about Software Development, courtesy of Gary Vaughan. Since that’s my field, I thought I might as well respond to it.
How old were you when you first started programming?
How did you get started in programming?
I picked up a copy of Borland Delphi from PC Plus (a home computing magazine here in the UK). Ran my first program, and thought it was kind-of cool. Little did I know what I would be getting myself into.
What was your first language?
Programming language? Delphi, otherwise known as Object Pascal. Language? English.
What was the first real program you wrote?
The first ever would of course be a “Hello World”. The first one which I would consider “real” would be a neat web-based file storage app, which I didn’t make until many months later.
What languages have you used since you started programming?
What was your first professional programming gig?
The first professional programming gig would be freelancing for Mode7 Games.
If you knew then what you know now, would you have started programming?
No. Instead, I would have jumped on the dot com boom by hiring a set of competent programmers and making some really cool website with substance, pulling in crazed investors by the hordes.
Maybe after the bubble burst I would think about starting programming.
If there is one thing you learned along the way that you would tell new developers, what would it be?
Problem solving is the most crucial aspect of programming. Make sure you learn how to do it.
What’s the most fun you’ve ever had programming?
After “Hello World” ran… it all went downhill from there. 🙂