Taking the bull by its horns


#1

Ok I’ll put my cards on the table
male 45y
bg: Pascal (who’s laughing?) Ada83, perl, python [ I only chose the
languages that influenced me, so I left C, bash and awk away ;)]
wk: Sys and netadmin Arrggg
location: Paris/France

Hope to see lots of others

Cheers
Robert


#2

Male 44years
Well known Languages: IBM Mainframe Assembler, REXX, Ruby
OK known Languages: C/C++, Java, Javascript
Work: Mainframe DataBase (DB2) Performance Monitor Developer
Location: Katy, Texas, USA.

Todd


#3

male 28y
bg: basic, pascal, c, java, python, c++ (symbian), 2 yrs ruby fulltime
(automated testing of c++ network app), now c++ win32
wk: C++ programmer, mobile-related
location: Bratislava/Slovakia

Jano


#4

m18y, Technion, Haifa.

Teenage hackery in BASIC, then a flurry of languages, settling
eventually on C, then Ruby.
work: C++, C and .NET internals doing software DRM for a security
software company, then C# doing data analysis for a web startup
(ClickTale… Every webmaster should have a look at them, they have a
great product and I work for them just because of how cool the product
and the people are).

Aur


#5

m40y, located in Germany

Studies in CS using Pascal at the time, before that juvenile Z80
hackery, after university a bit of C++ coding and then Java. I also
like bash / sh programming and use Ruby for small day to day data
mining / manipulating tasks for which I used Perl once (must be ages
ago). Currently diving into J2EE. Ah, and of course lots of SQL
(mainly Oracle and SQL Server).

robert

PS: Robert, IMHO Pascal is a great language for learning to program
because it omits the dimension of OO and allows to focus on proper
structuring. Also, it’s far more readable than C.


#6

On 7/17/07, SonOfLilit removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

m18y, Technion, Haifa.
My respect I’d probably added 10 years when I was your age;)

Cheers
R.


#7

male 22y
bg: dabbling in QBASIC, then a tiny bit of delphi when i was around
8-10 and finally PHP, discovered my love for ruby and programming
years later, now learning everything that comes along (smalltalk,
lisp/scheme, dylan, asm, bash, neko, haskell), lucky to have skipped
C/C++/Java and all the others :slight_smile:
wk: IT-guy for everything
location: Tokyo/Japan

^ manveru


#8

m33y
bg: (programming, in choronological order) basic, fortran, pascal, c,
mathematica, c++, java, sql, php; none of which I’m particularly good
at (well, I’m ok in sql)
wk: engineering, network admin, some web development, mostly in the
data storage industry (robotic tape libraries)

Todd


#9

Is anyone here in the Dartmouth/ Lake Sunapee area of New Hampshire?
Yeah, a little sketchy and dodgy, but I’m wondering if there are any
other Ruby programmers outside of Portsmouth, NH.

Checking round
~ Ari
English is like a pseudo-random number generator - there are a
bajillion rules to it, but nobody cares.


#10

On 7/17/07, Robert D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Ok I’ll put my cards on the table
male 45y
bg: Pascal (who’s laughing?) Ada83, perl, python [ I only chose the
languages that influenced me, so I left C, bash and awk away ;)]
wk: Sys and netadmin Arrggg
location: Paris/France

male 21y

bg: BASIC on commodore plus4 when I was 6-8yrs old, QBASIC 10-12yrs
old,
later Python,Perl,Java,C,C++,Ruby,C# in order (with dabblings in
others such as Haskell)

wk: freelance developer, mostly ruport/camping/rails in order.
freelance tech writing, too.

location: currently nomadic between (Naugatuck|New Haven), CT and NYC
soon semi-permanent residence in New Haven! (By September)


#11

On Jul 17, 2007, at 06:26 , Robert D. wrote:

Ok I’ll put my cards on the table
male 45y
bg: Pascal (who’s laughing?) Ada83, perl, python [ I only chose the
languages that influenced me, so I left C, bash and awk away ;)]
wk: Sys and netadmin Arrggg
location: Paris/France

male 34 seattle wa

bg (chrono): logo, basic, hypercard, forth, pascal, c, object pascal,
modula-2, smalltalk (finally fell in love with a language), sh/csh, c+
+, applescript, prolog, bash, perl, java, python, ruby, objective-c,
lisp/scheme, and some others I’ve since forgotten about scattered
throughout.

wk: consultant, mostly ruby/rails


#12

male 32y
background: Art, dabbling in C, Objective-C, designing web pages in
xhtml & CSS, dabbled w/PHP but found Ruby to be very lovely and
sensible, and more coherent than PHP. Learning Rails now.
work: none at the moment, but open to offers
location: Austin, Texas; previous 5 years in Tokyo, Japan

John J.


#13

m33y
bg: atari basic, qbasic, pascal, turing, perl, c, c++, sql, java, xslt
(the light dawns: my first functional language), lisp, python, ruby
wk: web/database programming
location: music city, usa

  • donald

#14

On 7/17/07, Ball, Donald A Jr (Library) removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

m33y
bg: atari basic, qbasic, pascal, turing, perl, c, c++, sql, java, xslt
(the light dawns: my first functional language), lisp, python, ruby
wk: web/database programming
location: music city, usa

  • donald

m23y
bg: C,C++,Python,pl/sql, Ruby, dabbling in erlang, some C# too
wk: web/network programming
location: Chennai/India

  • gnufied

#15

On Jul 17, 2007, at 9:26 AM, Robert D. wrote:

Hope to see lots of others

male, 70, retired programmer (after 46 years of working at it)
location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
background: aerospace applications, communication systems, GUI design
and implementation
languages: (ranked by preference)
-1 Basic, C++, AppleScript
0 FORTRAN, PL/I, C, Forth, Java, Object Pascal
+1 Objective C, Smalltalk/V, Common Lisp/CLOS
+2 Logo, Eiffel, Scheme, Ruby

Also lots of assembler, especially early on. And a fair amount of
work with Mathematica (+2) but I’m not sure it should be counted as a
programming language (although it certainly contains one).

Regards, Morton


#16

25m, swiss
(Chrono) HyperTalk/-Card (loved that one, but I was about 6 or 7 back
then), C++, C, Perl, PHP, SQL, VB, Eiffel, Prolog, Ruby (my second
love), Java
Freelancer

Regards
Stefan


#17

On 17.07.2007 18:48, Robert D. wrote:

On 7/17/07, SonOfLilit removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

m18y, Technion, Haifa.
My respect I’d probably added 10 years when I was your age;)

And how much did you add in your age? :wink:

robert


#18

Robert K. wrote:

On 17.07.2007 18:48, Robert D. wrote:

On 7/17/07, SonOfLilit removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

m18y, Technion, Haifa.
My respect I’d probably added 10 years when I was your age;)

And how much did you add in your age? :wink:

robert

I suspect he didn’t add, I guess he’s really 55 ;-p

Regards
Stefan


#19

m31y, located in France

Well-known Languages:
Ruby, Java, C, Perl, SQL, bash -:slight_smile:

Fluent enough to code without opening reference books at each line:
C++, PHP, Javascript

Used but forgot since:
Prolog, Camel, Common Lisp, Pascal, Basic (spent times wroting programs
in Basic on paper when I was a kid because my family couldn’t afford a
computer, never used it since then…)

Web Frameworks: past Enhydra, now Rails (for more than 2 years and ~18
month professionnaly)

Work:
Previously software architect with hands in the code most of the time
and when I wasn’t hidden well enough ‘the guy you go ask if you have a
technical question’,
Now freelance: sometimes purely consultant, sometimes project manager on
whatever is using INET sockets :slight_smile: (can be related to SMTP, HTTP, complex
network architectures, embedded OS on networking equipments…) and
doing specific web developments (with Rails).

Lionel B…


#20

Lionel B. wrote the following on 17.07.2007 23:57 :

m31y, located in France

Well-known Languages:
Ruby, Java, C, Perl, SQL, bash -:slight_smile:

Fluent enough to code without opening reference books at each line:
C++, PHP, Javascript

Used but forgot since:
Prolog, Camel,

whoops, Caml. I really forgot this one :slight_smile: