It's all there
Flashbacks to my own, meager, exposure
Brief video covers most of it for me
The Art of Writing Software - CHM Revolution
Fortran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Formula Translation" and the need to develop a language higher than machine language (binary code)
I hired on to do punch cards for MSU Grad Students while in high school, learning a bit of Fortran in the process
Later, pretty much passed on Cobol COBOL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and picked up a bit of Basic BASIC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia to run on my first Apple II
While I managed to develop a basic financial oriented program (as if my lines of code could be describe as such) that would plot cyclic data patterns (stocks) it was cumbersome and not time efficient. I could manage to follow a handful of stocks, updated at the end of the day.
Then: VisiCalc 1979
Bob Frankston and Dan Brinklin
A higher level of data manipulation and I was home
Been working with spreadsheets ever since.
When "macros" were introduced, I commented "looks like code - I don't do code anymore"