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How and why did you get into programming?

Posted on 16 March 2013 by Michael


Ever since I read the book, Coders at Work by Peter Seibel, I’ve had this fascination with how and why people in the computer science industry got into programming. I don’t know, call it a sick infatuation, but the topic does interest me.

So I thought I’d write up a little post asking you guys to share your stories as to how and why you got into programming? What was the first programming language you learned? What fascinated you with code or computers in general? What was the first computer you worked on? Were you self taught or did you take classes at school?

Feel free to share as much information as you like below in the comments section. Also feel free to give any advice and tips to anyone wishing to get into programming themselves. Spread the wealth of knowledge is what I always say.

Have fun and I can’t wait to read your stories.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Michael Says:

    I started out as a web designer back before the days of WordPress. God how WP has ruined me. I’m such a lazy bastard now. Anyway I my first sites were all static HTML sites for the most part.

    About a year after I build my first site I got into php and mysql. That was my first foray into the world of programming. Since then I’ve played with Perl, Python and C++ but I wouldn’t exactly call myself a programmer.

    About the most I can do with those languages are simple Hello World programs. But still, every now and then when I have some down time, I’ll play around with some code and learn just a little bit more. It’s fun.

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