Have been tagged

This blog has been idle for some while, I was very busy, out of mood, studying for my masters and reading new technologies (for me like workflow and sharepoint development and some WCF). I didn't know what time my blogging mood will be back, until my friend Moses insisted to get me back and tagged me in the how I got started in software development, that started a while ago by Michel Eaton. So here we go.

How old were you when you started programming?

10 years old (12 years ago).

How did you get started in programming?

My father used to make simple programs using C that showed dots and stuff I dont get till now Smile, he used to let me write for him some code. Few years more my sister joined computer science and had assignments to program C++ application thats when I really got involved and started to read.(16 years old)

What was your first language?

By that time it was C. 

What was the first real program you wrote? 

My very first own program I wrote was the famous star pyramid using C++, My first windows application and favourite is the MineSweeper, which is my helloworld application that I used for many languages, I used to have the following minesweeper versions (WinForms, WPF, Assembly, Silverlight, OpenGL, DirectX, javascript).

What languages have you used since you started programming?

C, C++, VisualBasic.Net, C#, Java, Assembly, Prolog, Javascript, HTML/XHTML, XAML and lot of other technologies related to development not considered programming language.

What was your first professional programming gig?

Was 4 years ago, I used C# for building winforms applications connecting to databases in my summer training that time.

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

OfCourse. I code with passion, love blogging and exploring new technologies around the block. I could have never imagined myself anything other than what am I in now.

What is the one thing you would tell new developers?

Code for fun not for money. Have a life. Don't forget to lie to girls &  Buy your RayBan as Mads said I already got mineCool thank you Mads.

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

Building my very first Minesweeper and talking about it to my very best friend that time.

Now what ..?

First, I'd like to thank my friend Moses for not only tagging me but for making me get back to the blogging mood, I hope to continue blogging regularly like old days.

Second, I'd like to pass this to my favourite bloggers, most of them already have been tagged, I recommend you reading them too, Dave, Matt, Mads, Moses, Joe and Keyvan. And now I tag Bashmohandes to write his story.

Anyone reading this and wants to write about his story just head straight to Michel's post and write him a comment.

2 thoughts on “Have been tagged”

  1. I laughed a lot when I saw the comic about "I’m a programmer! I have no money and no life!!!"
    You get me back to college days Amr.

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