Must be both, got a programming degree ages ago in stuff like Cobol, Assembly and Fortran. Went to work and learned Basic, Pascal, and Algol among others. But I got dumped into maintaining some Perl programs, awhile back, with no time at work to learn, so I wrangled a course at the local Junior College to give me the basics, well I was sitting in class trying to figure out what I was supposed to maintain. Seems to have worked, and since then I've been taking the C++ series at the JC to get familar with that, and hanging out here to see what else I can pick up. But based on my recent class experiences, my degree, I feel, certainly has made picking up new programming languages a lot easier than having no programming background, or so interacting with my fellow newbie programming classmates would lead me to believe.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||