How I Got Started in Software Development

13 07 2008

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I have been memed! Thanks James 🙂

How old were you when you started programming?

19

How did you get started in programming?

I got introduced to programming and computer languages in my high school. It got into me from then and when I joined my University, I was fully ready to rock myself in programming 🙂

What was your first language?

C/C++

What was the first real program you wrote?

A DirectX game in Visual Basic 6.0

What languages have you used since you started programming?

C/C++, Visual C++ 6.0, Visual Basic 6.0, HTML, Javascript, ASP 2.0, Python, PyGTK, PyQt, Qt (C++), ASP 3.0, C#

What was your first professional programming gig?

A tool for Telecommunication and Telemedicine for one of the projects at ISRO

If you knew then what you know now, would you have started programming?

YES!

If there is one thing you learned along the way that you would tell new developers, what would it be?

1) Blog, Communicate

1) Analyse whatever you are doing

2) Dont hurry – Relax, Think and Code

3) Test whatever you code (Unit Testing)

What’s the most fun you’ve ever had… programming?

Testing what I write. Its always a challenge to break up your mind to test what you write and find mistakes/problems 😉

I Choose

1) Daniel Moth

2) Nigel Parker

3) Kirupa

4) Jeremy Boyd

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