I have been writing software now for just over 25 years. Things have changed a hell of a lot in that time. My first programming experiences were standing in WHSmiths at the weekend programming a Sinclair ZX81 looking forward to the day I could afford to buy one and program it at home. With its 1Kb of RAM and a “fast mode” that involved turning off the 256×192 pixel monochrome display to get the thing to run four times faster, it was pretty rubbish even 25 years ago. The software changes from those days have been dramatic too. From those early day, where BASIC and Machine Code were king to today, the changes have been huge. Anyone remember such programming gems as
100 GOTO A*1000?
So that is a very brief summary of where I’m coming from with software. With that out the way, I can start posting articles…