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Discussion in 'Information Technology (IT)' started by Rexraptor, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Rexraptor

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    Hey Nakamas I got some computer languages here which in the Computer world might have become Ancient.

    Year _ Language _ Main Use _ Origin Of Name

    1954
    Fortran - Scientific - Formula Translator

    1956
    Lisp - Artificial - List processor
    Intelligence


    1959
    Cobol - Business - Common business oriented language

    1960
    Algol - Scientific - Algorithmic language

    1962
    APL - Scientific - A programming language
    modelling


    1964
    PL /1 - Business - Programming Language 1

    1965
    Basic - Education - Beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code

    1971
    Pascal - Education - Blasie Pascal

    1980
    Ada - Military, - Ada Augusta, Lady Lovelace
    all purpose


    1995
    Visual - Database - Visual Object oriented program
    objects Access

    I think this was enough and if you got any more information please don't hesitate to give out the information I'm looking forward to it. Hope you liked the info.

    Thank You
     
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  2. Rexraptor

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    Hey guys I'm sorry but due to something the thing I wrote in the image turned like the thing in the thread.
    I wish the G(M)ODS help me out.

    Thank You
     
  3. Glaze D. Bacon

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    The system doesn't read any extra spaces. The least you could do is set their alignment properly.
     
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    Why do you need those, tell us more? :D

    I'm fluent in Fortran, Lisp, Pascal and Ada. I can help you with those if you need, any other also i know syntax basics.
     
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  5. maisafie

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    WOW ... congrats . I also used to play with Fortran, Pascal (and Basic) but this was 1.000.000 years ago when Fortran was still a pure procedural one :D. Some kind of lisp (autolisp) I still have to use from time to time to make my own Autocad plugins :D
    Anyway really congrats again :D :D :D

    PS Didn't even thought that anyone would still use Pascal. I really thought is dead and buried :D
     
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    Pascal was my study language, so school is guilty, although i did a lot of study myself. I'm more in web dev nowadays.
     
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  7. maisafie

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    Anyway ... regarding of this thread. Maybe just to make things a little bit more clear you could have also specified whether they are still alive or not.
    As far as I know Cobol, Fortran, Lisp and Ada are still very alive and are doing just fine :D.
     
  8. riofriz

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    Also Pascal, you'd be surprised how many banks infrastructures are built in Delphi

    Good boy <3
     
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    Looking at learning python sometime soon, any tips?
     
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    Depends on your level of experience, usually. Python's a great first programming language as it gets you able to do things ASAP without needing to worry about a lot of the nitty gritty concepts you might find in Java or C.

    The good thing is, because it's so popular there are biiillions of really good guides on it easily (just Google "Best Python Guides" and you're set lol).

    As always with programming though, I think it's best to design a small project and go from there. Start with some simple Hacker Rank problems and see how you go. I'm not a Python master by any means, but let me know if you need help and I'll see what I can do :D
     
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    As Jawa said, start small and grow from that. Best to get good basics instead of having to bug hours for something stupid on bigger projects
     
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    If its something job specific, you need to look for tutorials that are designed around doing projects on that. For example; in my case it was needed for some web scrapping and data processing, I looked into projects specific for that on YT. There are plenty.

    Just don't try to learn everything, you will not retain much unless you apply it regularly, programing is lot about having clear logic in your head first and then structured approach to program it step by step. This makes debugging easy, you will realize this later that most programmers spend more time on debugging than actually writing programs, so get into good habits from the start.

    Personally I divide process in parts and then program and test it part by part, something to consider in future. Fyi, Python is more of jack of all trades, so while its a good start, if you really get into it, you might have to spread your learning across other things as well. So consult someone from field if this is something you are doing with particular goal in mind.
     
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    Ah okay, well my level of experience is minimal, i started doing some coding when i was at school but that was quickly side-tracked. I heard that Python was a good first language to learn due to its usability. I have the time to start small and expand from there which is great.

    I definitely agree with that.

    I'll be learning it now to help line up a future job. The job application would not be for quite a few years, so i'll hopefully have enough time to learn python to a good standard and potentially delve into some other languages as well. I've found a few decent courses online which take you through it step by step so i'll probably start from there and see how it goes.
     
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    Honestly? Find something you want to automate and get on with it.
    What i mean is, it's pointless to just follow guides and build stuff you are actually not interested in.

    For instance, say you played a mobile game (silly but very effective example) and said mobile game had a bunch of heroes with stats, abilities, defences.. You could build a script that simulates battles between them, join a community of said game and share it with them asking for advices and test runs.

    At the end of the day, it's all about the end project. I wanted to learn node.js, i've built a bot for our discord for instance. I wanted to learn python, i did exactly what i stated in the previous example (lol).

    Good luck! Python is hard but rewarding.
     
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