Computer Programming Language

  • Plankalkul

    created by Konrad Zuse. Concept published in 1948, but dated back to 1943. Designed for engineering purposes.

    created by a team led by Charles Katz. Mainly used for the UNIVAC I and UNIVAC II
  • Fortran

    First implementation of the Fortran concept. Created by John Backus and IBM. General purpose is to interact with numeric and scientific computing.
  • LISP

    created by John McCarthy. Includes a distinctive polish prefix notation.
  • RPG

    created by IBM. Later versions of RPG only available on IBM machines with certain operating systems. Used to replicate punched card processing.
  • COBOL (61)

    This is the first implementation of COBOL. Created by The CODASYL Committee. Stands for COmmon Business Oriented Language.

    created by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz; BASIC means Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. This programming language influenced Microsoft's Visual Basic.
  • LOGO

    created by Seymour Papert and Wally Feurzeig. Used a little robot called a "turtle." Educational programming language.
  • B

    created by Ken Thompson; deprived from BCPL.
  • C

    created by Dennis Ritchie. Most common programming language in history. Other languages, namely C++, D, Go, Rust, Java, JavaScript, have borrowed many pieces of C.

    created by Niklaus Wirth; uses data structuring and structured programming. Named after the French Philospher Blaise Pascal.
  • ML

    created by Robin Milner. stands for Meta Language. Used to prove expressions didn't need annotations to read.
  • SQL

    Created by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce. First created using algebra and a form of calculus. Most SQL coding is now used in databases to receive and send out data to any program calling it.
  • ADA

    created by Jean Ichbiah, then later taken up by Tucker Taft.
  • C++

    created by Bjarne Stroustrup. Gave influence to newer languages such as Java and C#.
  • Visual Basic

    created by our truly, Microsoft. Derived from BASIC, Visual Basic enhances the RAD tools and lets users use databases and ActiveX content controls.
  • Delphi

    created by Borland. First created as a RAD (rapid application devlopment) tool for Windows.
  • Java

    created by James Gosling. General purpose language that is class based, object oriented, and designed to have few dependencies.
  • JavaScript

    created by Brendan Eich. One of the three major World Wide Web content production tools. Most browsers come with this built in.
  • PHP

    created by Rasmus Lerdorf. Designed for server-side scriping and web servers. Can be mixed with HTML.
  • Python

    created by Guido van Rossum. Intended to be used to read code easier then Java or C++, especially of those in bigger or smaller programs.