Saw this question over on Slashdot and thought it would be an interesting discussion to have here. What was your first programming language? How about first at school, or at work?
My first language was Commodore Basic on a C-64. Self-taught, that one, via the manual and magazines like Commodore Power/Play.
In school, my introductory CS course used Pascal. That was in the mid-90s, and my class was one of the last to use it. A couple of years after I took it they ditched Pascal and switched to using Java.
At work, my first assignments used LotusScript to create and modify Lotus Notes applications. I’m stretching the definition of “programming language” there, I suppose, since a lot of the work was playing around with UI elements, with only a fairly small amount of scripting behind the scenes. I did very little else for the first couple of years of my consulting career, though.