First Seven Programming Languages

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  1. 1.
    In 1st or 2nd grade at school. Very fun.
  2. 2.
    From a book at the library, then typing into Apple ][es at school, then Microsoft QuickBASIC at home on our Mac, then in QBASIC on our neighbor's computer, then on TI-81/85s. Probably the pinnacle of my programming career in a relative sense.
  3. 3.
    At computer camp in middle school. Did not find much advantage in this.
  4. 4.
    At the Andrew's Leap summer program at CMU. You could do more and your programs would run faster. felt necessary for making serious things.
  5. 5.
    To make a pace calculator on my high school cross country website. Did not realize it would become the most important language in the world at the time. Was a much worse language back then but hey it ran in the browser.
  6. 6.
    In college for CS-51. Beautiful but too many parentheses for human consumption. Taught me about purity and side effects.
  7. 7.
    Also for CS-51. Never really liked it.