Post by Carl Gundel on Jan 19, 2019 11:07:15 GMT -5
The following is shared with permission:
Hello, sorry for my English, I'm not good at languages. I am Belgian, and very happy to be able to tell you my experience.
The BASIC was the first programming language I studied. It was in 1975 on a teletype, connected in "Time sharing" on a computing center. We were still using perforated tapes to send our programs. Then, with FORTRAN, these two languages helped me well during my graduate studies in electronics.
With the arrival of the first individual computers I became a teacher during the evening to teach the basics of computer science to adults, and it is quite normal that I taught them the BASIC language followed later by QuickBasic. In the years that followed, I wrote a lot of BASIC programs for clients (billing, stock management, social housing management, club management...)
The PC Revolution being passed, I remained a teacher, but in electronics (back to the sources). After a few years, my only attachments to BASIC were the programming of the microcontrollers "Basic STAMP " by Parallax Inc.
It was in 2005 that one of my students told me about Liberty BASIC! I thought this language was gone, I was surprised. We were far from MS-DOS, monochrome screens and rudimentary graphics. Since then, for the rest of my career, I have always advised my students "Liberty BASIC" which has made them a lot of services. Today I am retired... I installed "Liberty BASIC" at home, delighted to see its compatibility with the latest versions of Windows. I started writing a program to manage my video library... now I finally have time to watch my movies... and have fun with Liberty BASIC. :-) Thank you!