Computer Programming I

  • Plankalkul

    Plankalkul is a computer language developed in 1948 by Konrad Zuse originally for engineering purposes. The language today ad grown and now has its own compiler.
  • Fortran

    Fortran, developed in 1957 by John Backus and IBM is one of the earliest programming languages and was typically suited for numerical and scientific computation/development.

    MATH-MATIC is an AT-3 compiler used for the 1st and 2nd UNIVAC languages. It was also intended to be an improvement over Fortran and was created in 1957 by a group led by Charles Katz,
  • Lisp

    Lisp, designed by John McCarthy in 1958, is the 2nd oldest language and has changed significantly sicne its early developments. It was originally developed as a mathmatical notation for computer programs.
  • RPG

    RPG was developed by IBM for business applications in 1959. It had developed greatly over the years but still remains a popular language on the IBM i Power Platform.

    COBOL, (Common Business-Oriented Language), is one of the earliest porgramming languages. First appearing in 1959, designed by Grace Hopper, it is primarily used in business, finance, and administration areas.

    Basic (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code), was developed by by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz in 1964 and wwas designed to be easy to use. BASIC was originally designed to allow students to write programs for the Dartmouth Time-Sharing System. The language quickly spread and played a large role in early microcomputers.
  • LOGO

    LOGO was developed by Wally Feurzeig andSeymour Papert in 1967 to be used in education and is adaption of Lisp.
  • B

    Developed by Ken Thompson, B was designed to simplify the language of BCPL, which was being used to program compliers and early Operating Systems. B went extinct when replaced by the language C.

    Pascal was developed by Niklaus Wirth in 1970 intended to be a small, yet still efficent, language to encourage good programming principles.
  • C

    C, named for have replacing B, was developed from 1969 through 1973 by Dennis Ritchie. C is used to program Operating Sytems and embedded applications.
  • ML

    Developed by Robert Milner and others, ML (Metalanguage), was designed to work in relation to the LCF Theorem Prover (A combination of multiple forms of calculus)
  • SQL

    SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language developed in 1974 by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce designed to hold data in a "relational database management system (RDBMS)."
  • C++

    C++, developed by Bjarne Stroustrup, was originally named "C with Classes." It is basically an addition to the C language that now includes classes and other enhcnacements. It is still a very popular language today and is used in multiple versions of software, drivers, clients, and even video games.
  • Python

    Python is a general-purpose high-level language developed by Guido van Rossum in 1991 and intended to be easy to use. It has particular emphasis on saying more with less and readability.
  • Visual Basical

    Visual Basical
    Visual Basic was produced by Microsoft in 1991 as a language for its COM programming model. It was designed to be relatively easy to learn.
  • Delphi

    Delphi, or Embarcadero Delphi, originally appearing in 1995, is an integrated development software. Originally developed by Borland and Embarcadero Technologies, Delphi is a high level programming language intended to be easy to use and is based off of the Pascal language.
  • Java

    Developed by James Gosling in 1995, Java was developed to be a somehwat easy to use language that could be adapted to all platforms. The name was literally given to the language due to all the coffee consumed by the developers
  • JavaScript

    JavaScript, originally developed by Brendan Eich in 1995, to be used in web browsers for multiple purposes with communication amongst scripts and the users. It is also used in PDF and site-specific browsers.
  • PHP

    Rasmus Lerdorf developed PHP in 1995 as a web development and a general-purpose language. It is one of the most widely used languages on websites.
  • ADA

    Named after the first programmer Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), ADA is a programming language that has been in development since 1980. The language was originally developed by Jean Ichbiah and Tucker Taft working under the Department of the Defense. The language served to reduce the number of programming languages while also catering to the needs of the DoD.