I was thirteen then, when I got my hands on a book called, “Basic for Schools”. That was my first step into the world of programming. The book made programming fun. Whenever I got time, I always sat in front of my computer, opened the GW-BASIC, and started to write program in that. Programs to do lots of jobs, e.g. to find prime numbers. Later, I got the Q-BASIC IDE, which also helped my a lot when writing programs.
After a year, I got a taste of C. I got someone who was learning C at that time. He was as engineering student. He didn’t had a computer, so he had to come to my home and used to write programs in that. And that gave me the taste of C. C provided finer control, he said. I got interested in C and started to learn C. I self studied the C language. I was dazzled by the flexibility of the language. To me, C was a world of fun. After a few days, I started to study Java. At first, Java was a hell lot difficult, with all those Class and Objects. I couldn’t make it out. It took time, but eventually I learned the ‘Class & Object’ thing. After I got the feeling of class, I realized how much potential it had.
If I am going to tell you something, I will say,”just peek into the world of programming and scripting, you will find many treasures buried inside” 🙂