New technologies

My first contact with computers was at 10 years old. In this age I had a brilliant MSX! This computer was my first experience with informatics. In the same store where my parents bought the computer, I learned BASIC, the programming language of MSX. This was 100% structured programming! The truth is, strange as it seems for my age, I liked and enjoyed both programming and playing. For me, to solve some problems programming also was a game.

Both 286 and 386 appears when my parents still recovering of MSX spent (better said, inversion). In addition, we bought few years later an external SONY 3.5 inch floppy, with the corresponding interface and wire to connect. At this time, no money and no question about new computer at home! So, at the period of the 386 and 486 I enrolled to a computing club called CUOPE (in English something like “Spanish Computer users club”) where went many people that liked computers, but couldn’t had a 286 or 386 at home (like me) or was looking for some courses. Was a place with computer classrooms and when was a free classroom we can used to pay for hours to use a computer (always was an available classroom!).

There I learned MS-DOS and I had my first contact with a PC. I remember doing letters and papers with my first word processor that fitted in one floppy disk: WordStar! The problem was to print jobs with the needle printer and continuous paper. After so much time editing them was unpresentable! A simple electronic typewriter could give better results.

My next computer was a Pentium 166, computer with I finished the FP (industrial electronics) and started university (computer management). I learned to program in C++. I was lucky to learn all the theory of object-oriented programming in this language, because it is in this language that can learn almost everything. I am among those who say that if you know how to program in C++ the another programming languages will be easy to learn. The change from C++ to Java of curriculum subjects at final courses caught me in the last years, and was another advantage: I finished university knowing two programming languages.

At the university not only learned to program, and I liked everything about the computer such as databases, information systems, communications, networks… Like anyone else I work better with some things than others, but I like everything.

I was working in a company dedicated to web projects while studying the last courses at university. Studies and work was complimenting learning in both directions. It's recommendable to combine work activities related to studies, even if it means having to spend more years studying and some nights without sleep. But when it ends, ends formed and experienced, one of the best ways to finish a few studies.

And now, I've been involved in IT sector for 10 years, definitely working in what I like. All that follows it's about my professional experience in major part. So, I better leave it for curriculum. Hope that I share in the new technologies blog will be usefull!
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