How the first program/os was created

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    kuijper dreaming.. VIP Member

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    Me and my buddy were discussing the following topic in our physics class earlier this week. We were talking about how for operating systems and computers have come along. Ive always wondered who wrote the first program. How would you create code for an operating system if you dont have a program to create one. How was the first program/os created? How was ms-dos created? Wouldn't you need a program to recognize codes to create on initially? I believe thats where Binary comes in..

    can anyone explain?
     
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    The first operating system was probably written in pure binary. Then came assembly. Then came B, then the great almighty C, both of which compiled into assembly which was then compiled into binary. MS-DOS itself came with QBasic (correct me if I'm wrong), so that made programming in it easy.
     
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    Personally i think you have to be on a totally different level to become a programming person. in school i did a semester of it and i was so confused. using visual basic, some of ti is easy but other parts....i was like ...... WTF. :redface
     
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