Beginners! What Was Your Initial Language!?!?

The first programming language I used professionally was Perl. It was the popular and versatile scripting language of its time (late '90s). I used Perl in UNIX environment. In Windows environment, I used Visual Basic (VB6) and Classic ASP (which was just “ASP” at the time :grinning:).

Then .NET Framework came out, and Windows-based servers became more stable and common. (That’s when we started distinguishing “Classic” ASP from ASP.NET). I’ve been doing .NET development ever since.

It was either QBasic or QuickBasic. One I used at home and one I used in a “computer math” course in high school in the mid 90’s.

I’ve started with a Web Dev course and was thrown into html5, css3, and javascript.
Now I’m taking a complete Javascript course.
Once I understood the ways I can access and manipulate data within arrays and objects Javascript really began making more sense to me.
I want to learn a lot about this language before going on to React and other languages that require a good understanding of JS.

BASIC Many might not even have heard of it !

I just started 2 months ago with python and found it’s very straight forward and easy to grasp if you have the right learning material/tutorials.

Java, I’ve peeked at for about 2 weeks. It’s rules are a lot pickier and more complex.

I started with Basic some 30 years ago in my middle school.
Can code in Unix,C,C++ Visual Basic but Java is my favorite language so far…
Getting the hang of Python.

Great to know you guys.

I am not familiar with any programming language. I am not sure about what this language is. :/:neutral_face:

Are you learning or about to learn anything now? Perhaps Python or Javascript? Even HTML and CSS? That’s your first programming language then.

That is right, thank you :slight_smile:

I took Turbo Pascal when I was in high school. I am not sure I learned anything at the time. Other than I was interested in computers. Then throughout my 20 years of working in the Information Technology field. I have picked up some HTML and Java Scripting. But I am ready to dive into this h eww headfirst now.

HMTL years ago in high school.

for me it was definitely python because the syntax just seemed simplified vs other languages i came across

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Python isn’t my first language but it is the most expressive and elegant one I’ve used.

Basic HTML back in high school. But used it more to jazz up my Myspace page more than anything else. Have used it lightly when needing to do something for my blog.

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Hey Jazz! Girl you bought back so many memories, speaking of MySpace days :laughing:. Much success on your journey. I would love to connect & check out your blog.
~ Jennifer

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Speaking about C, these last weeks I have been dealing with Arduino microcontrolers, the Arduino IDE (Interface of Development), and wondering if any of you have experience with this? Is it based on C language? May I use another language on Arduino IDE to program the microcontroler, for example Python?

(I don’t just want to google it, i want to share thoughts :slight_smile:

Hi there! Much success to your journey as well! You can definitely read my blog at

Have done a bit of Python, but I am digging into R now

This is my first computer class since learning to type when I was 10. I have taught myself everything I know and can’t wait to learn how to code.

My first language was basic my brother got me to do hello word when i was 10 and I didn’t touch it for 15 years then I learned a little VBA and a year ago I started playing with python