History of Computers & Programming

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    History of Computers & Programming


    J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly begin making the ENIAC. The first electronic numerican integrator and computer. Considered first computer by few.
  • The Colossus

    The Colossus
    The Colossus,a programmable digital machine that was considered the first computer by some was created.
  • The relay-based Harvard-IBM MARK I

    The relay-based Harvard-IBM MARK I, was created by a group of people led by Howard Aiken. It was a huge calculating machine.
  • 1948

    Andrew Booth created magnetic drum memory which increased the computer memory capacity.
  • First Ferranti MARK I

    The first commercial computer, called the "First Ferranti MARK I, was created and used in Manchester University.
  • The Keyboard

    MIT was planning and creating ideas for the first input keyboard.

    BASIC, the first programming language, was created by Thomas Kurtz and John Kemeny
  • PDP-8 Mini-Computer

    PDP-8, the first mini-computer, was introduced by Digital Equipment Corp.
  • UNIX Operating system

    UNIX operating system was created by AT&T Bell Laboratories programmers Kenneth Thompson and Dennis Ritchie
  • Floppy Disk

    IBM company created tje first floppy disk
  • Alto

    Xerox Palo Alto Research Center designed the Alto which was the first workstation computer to have a built in input mouse
  • Apple I

    The Apple I was the first single-board computer and was designed by Steve Woninak.
  • Apple II

    The Apple II was create wih more features than ever. Printed circuit motherboard, switching power supply, keyboard, case assembly, manual, game paddles, A/C powercord, and cassette tape with the computer game "Breakout.
  • 5 1/4 Floppy Disk

    The 5 1/4 floppy disk became the most common
  • Motorola 68000 Microprocessor

    The Motorola 68000 microprocessor became the commonly used processor for workstations
  • Unix

    Microsoft licenses UNIX operating system from Bell Laboratories and introduces its XENIX adaptation.
  • VIC-20

    VIC-20 became the first "home" computer
  • Osborne 1

    Osborne 1 became the first portable computer.
  • Lotus 1-2-3

    Lotus 1-2-3 replaces VisiCalc as the spreadsheet software of choice for microcomputers.
  • Macintosh

    Apple creates Macintosh
  • AI Microprocessor Chip

    Texas Instruments creates the first AI microprocessor chip.
  • Java

    Java was released to the world. Created by Sun Microsystems.
  • PHP

    PHP, another programming language was created in 1996 by Rasmus Lerdorf.
  • Computers today

    Today we have many varieties of computers and ways to program. We have many companies like Acer, Dell, HP, Apple that have made computers today really hi-tech. When it comes to programming, we use Java, C++, and C/