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Fadi
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Feb 1, 2015 10:27 PM
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Aha

February 1, 2015

It's never too late to learn (both a new language or coding). 

February 6, 2015

Actually, Bill Gates got his start when he developed an interpreter for the BASIC language while he was a university student. It was one of the first higher-level languages available for the Altair 8800 and other hobby microcomputers. He personally did the coding.

 

He did not have access to any microcomputer when he developed it. He developed it entirely on a minicomputer, running an 8800 simulator. Whe it was finished, he punched a paper tape with his BASIC interpreter on it. When he loaded it onto an actual Altair, it worked the first time.

 

BASIC was not that bad a language, but a lot of snobbery sprung up around it because it had been designed for beginners--it is an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. 

 

 

February 6, 2015

Yes, he is :)

February 5, 2015

really?

is he who I know of, Microsoft?

What does he mean "new language"?

Is it C++, Visual C++, C#, isn't it? :)

February 5, 2015
Fadi
Language Skills
Arabic, Arabic (Levantine), Arabic (Modern Standard), English, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Learning Language
Italian, Russian, Spanish