History of Programing

Timeline created by LMS42497
  • FORTRAN

    FORTRAN, or the "FORmula TRANslator" was developed at IBM in California by John Backus for use in the Science and Engineering Departments. ( Again, no exact date) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortran
  • LISP

    LISP, a.k.a the "LISt Processor" was designed by John Mcartney while at MIT. He published its Design in a Paper in 1960.(No Exact Date) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisp_(programming_language)
  • APL

    Ironically named after the book "A Programming Language", this was developed in 1962 and was a big influence in the creation of spreadsheets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APL_(programming_language)
  • BASIC

    BASIC or, Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, was a Program language aimed towards ease of use. It was so easy to use, that small businesses could buy it AND develop its own software. ( No Exact Date)
  • JOSS

    JOSS was a Programming Language vreated in 1966 and was known for its Converdsational interface. It was also known as "The Helpful Assistant" because of said interface. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JOSS
  • BCPL

    Basic Combined Programming Language, which is long for BCPL, is a programming designed by Martin Richards of the University of Cainbridge. It was the base of the C code, so it may have changed the history of programming as we know it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BCPL
  • C

    This is a new start in programming history. It was created at AT&T Bell Labs by Dennis Ritchie. C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_(programming_language)
  • C++

    This language made an appearance in the eighties...and is still being used today, it's that effective. This language is a launguage for both low and high level programmers. It was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs and it started in 1979. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%2B%2B
  • Common Lisp

    This is a dialect of the LISP language I mentioned earlier. It is a general purpose programming language. Some of its features have appeared into more popular languages.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Lisp
  • Perl

    Perl is a group of high level, general purpose languages. There is not an official acronym, but Practical Extraction and Reporting Language has been used. It has borrowed features from C, but trust me, Perl is one of a kind.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl
  • Java

    Oh, Java, trustworthy Java. We hardly realiz you are about 20 years old. This programming language is used freuquently (understatement). Heck, you had an update 6 days ago! It was developed by James Gosling and
    Sun Microsystems. It can be used on virtually any machine, and is so common, it is needed to run half the stuff I see on the internet.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_(programming_language)
  • D

    What a minute, D?!? What about C! Well you see, this was created redesigning some of the features from C++, and other programs like Java and Python.
  • ActionScript

    This language was created by Macromedia (Currently owned by adobe) and is object oriented. It is used primarily on websites for running games.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActionScript
  • Dart

    This is a web programming lanfuage developed by google. It was created to "Ultimately replace JavaScript as the main web program." The beta was reeased about 4 months ago.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dart_(programming_language)
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    First Program

    Ada Lovelace, in 1842, tranlsated the schematic for the Analytical Engine. Even though is was first described in 1834, the schematic wasnt translated until this date. (There was no EXACT date on the Wiki) URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytical_engine