Computer Languages


    FORTRAN was created by an IBM team led by John Backus. Its used primarily for scientific computing, and scientific and engineering applications. FORTRAN can be seen as short for Formulae Translation.

    Created by a team led Charles Katz, MATH-MATIC's purpose was to improve FORTRAN. NOTE: Exact date unknown. ignor the given 1/1

    Created by Grace Hopper and her team, COBOL is commonly used to write programs for businesses. Its a prefered language of choice becasue of its clarity, availability of training materials, and large library of functions availuable to the programmer. COBOL is an acronym for COmmon Business-Oriented Language. NOTE: Exact date is unknown. Ignor given 1 (day)

    Short for Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, BASIC was designed by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz to provide computer access to non-science students (at the time only those who were trained could use the computers). NOTE: Date given is date of BASIC's first time running (same year as develped).
  • LOGO

    Created by Wally Feurzeig and Seymour Papert, LOGO was created for education, construcivist teaching,and functional programing uses. The word "logo" comes from the greak word "logos" meaning "word". NOTE: Exact date is unknown. Ignor given 1/1

    Developed by Nilcaus Wirth, Pascal is primarily meant for teaching students. Its named after mathematician Blaise Pascal. Exact date unknown. Ignore given 1/1
  • C

    Created by Dennis Ritchie, C is known for use in portable application software. Exact date unknown. Ignore given 1/1
  • SQL

    IBM members Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce developed SQL (Structured Query Language). SQL is used for managing data in relational database management systems.
  • ADA

    Jean Ichibiah and her team developed ADA, which original purpose was to to supersede the hundreds of programming languages used by the U.S. Department of Defense. The program is named after Ada lovelace. Exact date unknown. Ignore given 1/1
  • C++

    C++ primarily was to improve the C language program. It is regarded as a a "middle-level" language, pocessing both high-level and low-level language features. It was develped by Bjarne Strpistrup at Bell labs. Exact date unknown. Ignore given 1/1

    Developed by Microsoft, VISUAL BASIC is primarily used with databases. Exact date unknown. Ignore given 1/1
  • JAVA

    James Gosling and Sun Microsystems developed JAVA, which is used in a bunch of computer-platforms. JAVA is by consumers for viewing videos and playing online games (for Flash purposes). Exact date unknown. Ignore given 1/1