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digitalmars.D - Poll - How long have you been in D?

reply "dnewbie" <run3 myopera.com> writes:
Please vote now!
http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

See also results from previous years:
- http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
- http://d.darktech.org/2013.png
Apr 03 2014
next sibling parent "Adam D. Ruppe" <destructionator gmail.com> writes:
I'm almost at the point where I've been a D fanatic for half my 
programmer years... the time sure flies.

I think I surpassed writing more D code than all other languages 
combined last year, taking the prize away from C.
Apr 03 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
I couldn't remember when I started using D, so I had to go dig in my
personal diary entries until I found it...

In late 2011, I had already heard of D during my search for something
better than C++, but I didn't really start seriously using D until by
chance I came across Andrei's TDPL at a local bookstore. That got me
*really* started. Apparently my first D program was a brute-force search
to discover all augmentations of a certain class of 4D shapes called
duoprisms. I had a very pleasant experience with it... and as they say,
the rest is history. :P


--T
Apr 03 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Paulo Pinto" <pjmlp progtools.org> writes:
On Friday, 4 April 2014 at 02:10:15 UTC, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

Ever since I got Andrei's book, right after being published. Specially as I was disappointed to the way Go appeared to be heading. Although I very seldom code D, actually more of a fanboy language geek. My work is all about .NET/JVM/mobile environments and I do use a few FP languages on side projects as well. So I tend to do more advocacy than coding in regard to D. -- Paulo
Apr 04 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "eles" <eles eles.com> writes:
On Friday, 4 April 2014 at 07:03:14 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
 On Friday, 4 April 2014 at 02:10:15 UTC, dnewbie wrote:

 Although I very seldom code D, actually more of a fanboy 
 language geek.

Idem. Started with D in 2002.
Apr 04 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Regan Heath" <regan netmail.co.nz> writes:
On Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:10:14 +0100, dnewbie <run3 myopera.com> wrote:

 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

I think we need a 10+ category now too :p R -- Using Opera's revolutionary email client: http://www.opera.com/mail/
Apr 04 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQi?= writes:
According to my source repository since october 2006, doing some 
html parser experiments and tribool/fuzzy logic, but gave up on 
the language because debugging was hard (not very good error 
messages, compiler related bugs). Then some OpenGL experiments in 
2007, but gave up on the language because of the GC. Then I wrote 
a small tool in 2008 for optimizing PNG files using C and D (and 
some other stuff), but ended up with most of the code being in C 
(85%) because library interfacing was easier that way. Then I 
decided to wait for DMD2 to be ready since DMD1 appeared to have 
been abandoned, and I am still waiting…
Apr 04 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Chris" <wendlec tcd.ie> writes:
On Friday, 4 April 2014 at 02:10:15 UTC, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

It would be 2011 or 2012, I think. I learned about it in a Linux magazin that said that "Fedora now ships with a compiler for the D programming language", just a note on the last page. The word "compiler" caught my attention (because I was sick of "portable" interpreted languages). It was in December and I checked it out over Xmas, having a few days off, and I thought "This is it, my prayers have been answered". Native on all platforms, seamlessly interfaces to C. Say no more. Ever since I've been trying to tame that beast.
Apr 04 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 04/04/14 04:10, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

I think I started at the end of 2006. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Apr 04 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Namespace" <rswhite4 googlemail.com> writes:
On Friday, 4 April 2014 at 02:10:15 UTC, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

Since 2010
Apr 04 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "David L. Davis" <spottedtiger yahoo.com> writes:
Been following along since around 1999, but didn't join into
group until June 2004 when I started writing in D (version 1)
code and building a personal D project website (which hasn't been
updated in a long time). A lot has changed...it's no longer a
one-man band with Walter trying to do everything...it's for the
better. But still I haven't gotten back into writing D2 code.
Apr 04 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?UTF-8?B?U2ltZW4gS2rDpnLDpXM=?= <simen.kjaras gmail.com> writes:
On 2014-04-04 02:10, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

These things make me feel old. Looking at the old changelog[0], I can remember changes all the way back to 0.91. That's not quite ten years yet, but give it a month and a half... [0]: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/1.0/changelog1.html#new091 -- Simen
Apr 04 2014
parent Nick Sabalausky <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
On 4/4/2014 8:51 PM, Simen Kjærås wrote:
 On 2014-04-04 02:10, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

These things make me feel old. Looking at the old changelog[0], I can remember changes all the way back to 0.91. That's not quite ten years yet, but give it a month and a half... [0]: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/1.0/changelog1.html#new091 -- Simen

I remember watching the changelog and wondering if the next version after v0.99 was going to be v1.0.
Apr 05 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Paolo Invernizzi" <paolo.invernizzi no.address> writes:
On Friday, 4 April 2014 at 02:10:15 UTC, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

I've checked the repositories, D in production since 2006. --- Paolo
Apr 05 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Meta" <jared771 gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 4 April 2014 at 02:10:15 UTC, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

I'd been aware of D since around 2008, but didn't actually start using it until January 2012.
Apr 05 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Lars T. Kyllingstad" <public kyllingen.net> writes:
On Friday, 4 April 2014 at 02:10:15 UTC, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

I started playing around with D in 2005, I think, but it wasn't until 2007 that I started using it for real. I had the good fortune of being able to use D professionally for the four years that followed, but in 2011 I had to go back to C++, and am now using D (almost) solely for hobby projects. I am trying hard to spread the good word at work, though, and make sure to bring up D every time one of C++'s shortcomings give us troubles. :)
Apr 06 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent =?UTF-8?B?U2ltZW4gS2rDpnLDpXM=?= <simen.kjaras gmail.com> writes:
On 2014-04-05 21:06, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
 On 4/4/2014 8:51 PM, Simen Kjærås wrote:
 On 2014-04-04 02:10, dnewbie wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

These things make me feel old. Looking at the old changelog[0], I can remember changes all the way back to 0.91. That's not quite ten years yet, but give it a month and a half... [0]: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/1.0/changelog1.html#new091 -- Simen

I remember watching the changelog and wondering if the next version after v0.99 was going to be v1.0.

Yeah, I'd forgotten about that, but now you mention it, I think even there was a discussion on that topic. -- Simen
Apr 06 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "eles" <eles eles.com> writes:
On Saturday, 5 April 2014 at 21:06:14 UTC, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
 On 4/4/2014 8:51 PM, Simen Kjærås wrote:
 On 2014-04-04 02:10, dnewbie wrote:


 I remember watching the changelog and wondering if the next 
 version after v0.99 was going to be v1.0.

Yes, yes! I remember that it was some discussion about the position of planet Mars or something! Everybody was disappointed to see 0.100... :(
Apr 06 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
On 4/4/14, dnewbie <run3 myopera.com> wrote:
 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

I remember trying D1 many years ago, but I got put off by the whole "choose tango or phobos" thing back then. I'm glad to see those days are behind us.
Apr 06 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
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On 4 April 2014 12:10, dnewbie <run3 myopera.com> wrote:

 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

These results are a bit disappointing. Ideally you'd see a massive bias towards new users, but we see the opposite :( Perhaps this poll isn't public enough? On reddit and stuff? --047d7b472148cb111404f66a3adc Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <div dir=3D"ltr"><div class=3D"gmail_extra"><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On 4= April 2014 12:10, dnewbie <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:run3 myo= pera.com" target=3D"_blank">run3 myopera.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><bloc= kquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #cc= c solid;padding-left:1ex"> Please vote now!<br> <a href=3D"http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=3D533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5"= target=3D"_blank">http://www.easypolls.net/poll.<u></u>html?p=3D<u></u>533= e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5</a><br> <br> See also results from previous years:<br> - <a href=3D"http://d.darktech.org/2012.png" target=3D"_blank">http://d.dar= ktech.org/2012.png</a><br> - <a href=3D"http://d.darktech.org/2013.png" target=3D"_blank">http://d.dar= ktech.org/2013.png</a><br> </blockquote></div><br></div><div class=3D"gmail_extra">These results are a= bit disappointing. Ideally you&#39;d see a massive bias towards new users,= but we see the opposite :(</div><div class=3D"gmail_extra">Perhaps this po= ll isn&#39;t public enough? On reddit and stuff?</div> </div> --047d7b472148cb111404f66a3adc--
Apr 06 2014
parent Nick Sabalausky <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
On 4/24/2014 2:17 AM, bytedruid wrote:
 (Side note: I entered a fake email address, is that a no-no one this list?)

It's fine, many of us do that. Look at mine ;)
Apr 24 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Kapps" <opantm2+spam gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 7 April 2014 at 02:00:37 UTC, Manu wrote:
 On 4 April 2014 12:10, dnewbie <run3 myopera.com> wrote:

 Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

These results are a bit disappointing. Ideally you'd see a massive bias towards new users, but we see the opposite :( Perhaps this poll isn't public enough? On reddit and stuff?

I don't imagine many new users read these forums frequently, and this is the only place it's been posted AFAIK. Also, that could be interpreted as users like D enough that they continue to use it for a long time, also nice. :P
Apr 06 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
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On 7 April 2014 12:34, Kapps <opantm2+spam gmail.com> wrote:

 On Monday, 7 April 2014 at 02:00:37 UTC, Manu wrote:

 On 4 April 2014 12:10, dnewbie <run3 myopera.com> wrote:

  Please vote now!
 http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5

 See also results from previous years:
 - http://d.darktech.org/2012.png
 - http://d.darktech.org/2013.png

towards new users, but we see the opposite :( Perhaps this poll isn't public enough? On reddit and stuff?

I don't imagine many new users read these forums frequently, and this is the only place it's been posted AFAIK. Also, that could be interpreted as users like D enough that they continue to use it for a long time, also nice. :P

If you look at the past polls, the new users appear to be declining. I agree, most newbies probably don't get involved in the dev forum, hence suggesting it should probably be posted in some other places too. --089e0111bf72c97cff04f66cc46b Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <div dir=3D"ltr"><div class=3D"gmail_extra"><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On 7= April 2014 12:34, Kapps <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:opantm2+sp= am gmail.com" target=3D"_blank">opantm2+spam gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote= :<br><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-le= ft:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"> <div class=3D"">On Monday, 7 April 2014 at 02:00:37 UTC, Manu wrote:<br> </div><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-l= eft:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div class=3D""> On 4 April 2014 12:10, dnewbie &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:run3 myopera.com" targ= et=3D"_blank">run3 myopera.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br> <br> </div><div><div class=3D"h5"><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"mar= gin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"> Please vote now!<br> <a href=3D"http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=3D533e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5"= target=3D"_blank">http://www.easypolls.net/poll.<u></u>html?p=3D<u></u>533= e10e4e4b0edddf89898c5</a><br> <br> See also results from previous years:<br> - <a href=3D"http://d.darktech.org/2012.png" target=3D"_blank">http://d.dar= ktech.org/2012.png</a><br> - <a href=3D"http://d.darktech.org/2013.png" target=3D"_blank">http://d.dar= ktech.org/2013.png</a><br> <br> </blockquote> <br></div></div><div class=3D""> These results are a bit disappointing. Ideally you&#39;d see a massive bias= <br> towards new users, but we see the opposite :(<br> Perhaps this poll isn&#39;t public enough? On reddit and stuff?<br> </div></blockquote> <br> I don&#39;t imagine many new users read these forums frequently, and this i= s the only place it&#39;s been posted AFAIK.<br> <br> Also, that could be interpreted as users like D enough that they continue t= o use it for a long time, also nice. :P<br> </blockquote></div><br></div><div class=3D"gmail_extra">If you look at the = past polls, the new users appear to be declining. I agree, most newbies pro= bably don&#39;t get involved in the dev forum, hence suggesting it should p= robably be posted in some other places too.</div> </div> --089e0111bf72c97cff04f66cc46b--
Apr 06 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "w0rp" <devw0rp gmail.com> writes:
Thus far according to the poll, it looks like there hasn't been 
much growth in terms of new users, and a good number of people 
have stuck around for a number of years.

We should take more measurements on the number of new users. I 
swear that I've seen a lot of new people in the IRC channel and a 
few new people on the forums.
Apr 07 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "bytedruid" <someone fake.com> writes:
On Monday, 7 April 2014 at 02:34:59 UTC, Kapps wrote:
 These results are a bit disappointing. Ideally you'd see a 
 massive bias
 towards new users, but we see the opposite :(
 Perhaps this poll isn't public enough? On reddit and stuff?

I don't imagine many new users read these forums frequently, and this is the only place it's been posted AFAIK.

Brand new user, wrote my first D program today. It preformed the same task as a python program I had laying around. I wanted to see if a compiled language could as terse the python syntax I've grown accustomed to. Well, I'm happy to say the D program was one line shorter! Not bad. I've programmed python for over 10 years and was considering diving into Java since the C standard library is so tiny and it has no standard cross-platform GUI toolkit. I'd say D is looking pretty good, now if it just hand a standard GUI library... (Side note: I entered a fake email address, is that a no-no one this list?)
Apr 23 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
On Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 06:18:01 UTC, bytedruid wrote:
 I'd say D is looking pretty good, now if it just hand a 
 standard GUI library...

There were reports on an ongoing work on Qt bindings, you might want to help with that. On Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 09:06:13 UTC, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
 It's fine, many of us do that. Look at mine ;)

Web interface doesn't show email addresses.
Apr 24 2014
prev sibling parent "MGW" <mgw yandex.ru> writes:
I started using D2 about a year ago. Now all projects make to D2 
along with the GUI QtE (Qt bindings own production). 
http://qte.ucoz.ru/index/screenshots/0-6
Apr 29 2014