I've been a professional programmer / software engineer for just over 25 years. My roots are in Fortran; later Pascal, Modula-2, C, Pl/Sql, and now, finally, C++. Mostly been working on manufacturing support systems, with occasional forays into related areas (inventory control, order-entry, A/R, instrument and device interfaces, etc. etc.) Have not (yet) done much with network or web apps.