re: What was your first programming language and why? VIEW POST


Applesoft Basic. It came with the Apple //e, and that's the hardware that was available.


Computers like the Apple // came with a programming language. Do you think nowadays it's a missed opportunity that computers don't come with more information on how to start programming?


I don't think so. With a modern computer and operating system, generally you have access to Python or vbScript. You also have a web browser and a simple text editor, which gives you access to html and javascript.

It's also likely you have access to the internet, which means much easier access to documentation than we had then. I still remember figuring out bits and pieces from Beagle Brothers code listings. Which was kinda cool, but very slow going.

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