Small Basic

Who didn’t cut their first programming teeth on the BASIC (Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) language.  It’s known for a lot of things: ease of use; powerful yet simple; teaches a certain programming paradigm; available on virtually any platform. I know that it was one of the first languages that I learned and I stillContinue reading “Small Basic”

Bouncing Around

Those of us old enough to remember “real computers” think back fondly on the IBM 1130 or 370 or 360 or a Honeywell 6660.  These were the things that carved out my career with computers.  The languages were the classics.  Fortran made us think mathematically.  And, I’ve jokingly mentioned many times that it was COBOLContinue reading “Bouncing Around”