Monday August 8th 2016
I have written a short PHP Script to help populate a Bootstrap pagination navbar.
Writing this script brought back memories. Specifically the joy of programming logic vs the joy of HTML and CSS.
In the early 1980's I took a course in BASIC at a Community College. I enjoyed it. The DEC PDP-11 was in it's own small room. Next I took a course in COBOL and one in RPG. Even though I felt I grasped BASIC, I couldn't get a grip on COBOL. RPG had zero appeal. Those courses ended my formal computer programming education.
The computer fog lifted when 5 years later I had my first PC. Working with my own computer was a much better education.
I soon bought Microsoft QuickC a compiler for the C programming language. I wrote a few small system utilities. If I recall, the most ambitious program was a simple page containing a menu that could be edited by the user. In 1992 this was a challenge.
This little script is the most programming I've done in 20 years.