re: How did you get into programming in the first place? VIEW POST


Oh, jeez. Where do i start.

In 1991 or 1992 i got my first computer - a ZX Spectrum 48k clone, made locally. I dabbled with BASIC and then started learning Z80 assembly language. A few thousand PEEKs & POKEs later I got an IBM PS/1 with 85 Mb hard drive and a completely illegal copy of Borland Turbo Pascal. Wrote a windowing graphic system in it, learned x86 assembly along the way, then a couple years later went to C++ - this was 1996 or thereabout (yeah, C++98 wasn't even a thing). Fate was set - I studied Linux as a hobby while working with bunch of Windows machines for a few years more and then landed a Qt UI job at Skype.

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