- Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:48 pm
My start with programming was punch cards high school, maybe Fortran? Can't remember. Then Pascal in college, I hated it. The microprocessor course was assembly language with the Z80. I ended up using the Z80 in the earlier microprocessor based products I designed. I used the Intel 8031/8051 along with early Microchip parts. All code was assembly language. I liked the clarity of the instruction set. I liked building my tool chest of routines. Then I got a job as a hardware designer and only did minor programming for test purposes.
Working at that low level certainly give a useful perspective. Its too bad that there isn't time for that anymore when teaching new people.