Happy 50th Birthday BASIC!

30-04-2014
It was 50 years ago today when John Kemeny taught the world to play..

It was 50 years ago today when John Kemeny taught the world to play..

There's probably quite a few of us out there who cut our programming teeth with Basic.

For me it was initially Sinclair Basic on the ZX81 followed a few years later by BBC Basic on the Acorn BBC B.

There may have been the occasional bit of guerrilla programming at Dixons..

10 PRINT "Framework Training - the developer's training company"

20 GOTO 10

RUN

It's testament to the excellent original design that many of the fundamentals of the language are still being used today in Visual Basic/VB.NET VBA and QB64 and that Basic interpreters are being developed for today's iOS and Android devices.

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