Computer Language Timeline

Timeline created by OtterxSorrel
  • Plankalkul

    Developed in 1948 by Konrad Zuse.
    It was developed for engineering purposes.
    It's name is German for “Plan Calculus”
  • Fortran

    Fortran
    It was developed in the 1950s by IBM.
    It was developed for scientific and engineering applications.
    Fortran stands for Formula Translating System
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  • MATH-MATIC

    MATH-MATIC
    Developed in 1957 by Charles Katz
    It was developed as an improvement over FORTRAN.
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  • Lisp

    Lisp
    Developed in 1958 by Steve Russell, Timothy P. Hart, and Mike Levin.
    It was originally developed as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs.
    The name derives from List Processing
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  • COBOL

    COBOL
    Developed in 1959 by the Conference on Data Systems Languages (CODASYL).
    It was developed for business use.
    It's acronym stands for: Common Business-Oriented Language
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  • RPG

    RPG
    Developed in 1959 by IBM.
    It was developed as a tool to replicate punched card processing.
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  • BASIC

    BASIC
    Developed in 1964 by Jonh G. Kenemy and Thomas E. Kurtz.
    It's purpose was to allow students to write mainframe computer pgrograms for the Dartmouth Time-Sharing System.
    BASIC stands for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
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  • LOGO

    LOGO
    Developed in 1967 by Wally Feurzeig and Seymour Papert.
    It was developed to teach concepts of programming related to LISP.
    The name derived from the Greek word, logos, meaning word or “thought”
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  • PASCAL

    PASCAL
    Developed in 1968 by Niklaus Wirth.
    It's primary purpose was to teach students structured programming.
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  • B

    B
    Developed in 1969 by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie.
    Was deveopled as a non-numeric, machine independent application.
    The name was derived from BCPL
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  • C

    C
    Was developed in 1969/73 by Dennis Ritchie.
    It's purpose was to create a language that was of high level and was machine independent that would still allow the programmer to control the indivudual bit of information.
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  • ML

    ML
    Developed in 1973 by Robert Miner.
    It's purpose was as a general pupose functional programming language.
    ML stood for metalanguage.
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  • SQL

    Developed in 1974 by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce.
    It's purpose was to manage data.
    The acrynym means Structured Query Language.
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  • C++

    C++
    Developed in 1979 by Bjarne Stroustrup.
    It's purpose was to add object-orienting to the C language.
    It was to be a superset of the C language.
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  • ADA

    ADA
    Develped in 1980 by CII-Honeywell-Bull.
    It was designed for large, long-lived applications.
    The name is not an acrnym, but was used to honor Augusta Ada Lovelace.
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  • Visual Basic

    Developed in 1990 by Microsoft.
    It was developed as a more user friendly version of BASIC.
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  • Python

    Python
    Developed in 1991 by Guido van Rossum.
    It's primary purpose was emphasize code reliability and allow programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than other languages.
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  • Delphi

    Delphi
    It was developed in 1995 by the company, Borland.
    It was to be the object-oriented version of Pascal.
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  • Java

    Java
    Developed in 1995 by the Oracle Corporation.
    It was orginally designed for interactive television, but it was too advanced for the time.
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  • JavaScript

    JavaScript
    Developed in 1995 by Netscape Communications Corporation.
    It was developed because Netscape wanted a program that would complement Java to nonprofessional programmers.
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  • PHP

    PHP
    Developed in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf.\
    It's purpose was to help with web development.
    The name originally stood for Personal Home Page; Now stands for Hypertext Processor