Jan

The first programming language I learned was Algol-60. We didn’t have a full-screen IDE. We used punch cards and paper terminals to write our source code. That was in the late seventies.

It’s about forty years later now. My mobile phone can do more than the mainframe that filled an entire computer room of the university back in those days. In the meantime I have used a lot of programming languages: Algol-60, Pascal, APL, Lisp, Prolog, Basic, Cobol, Forth, Assembler, C, C++, C#, F#, Javascript, Haskell.
I communicated with other developers using Fidonet and BBSes. Then came CompuServe. Wow, that opened the world for a lot of us.
Nowadays we simply google for any question we have, and we copy paste a lot of code from GitHub, CodeProject, SoureForge, CodeGuru or similar web sites. At least, I do. I am a big customer of all the source code that is available online.
It’s about time to pay back.
That’s this web site is intended for. And I am having fun making and maintaining this multilingual web site, of course 😉

By the way, my nickname in my current team at work is Papa Smurf, so that explains the picture.