Jacob's Programming History Timeline

By Mport
  • Edison Creates Lightbulb

    Thomas Edison creates the first successful, long-lasting lightbulb.
  • John von Nuemann develops Monte Carlo

    Famous person in the history of computer science who develops the Monte Carlo method, which dwelled in numerical hydrodynamics.
  • Fortran

    IBM developed Fortran, which is a general-purpose programming language that is focused on numerical computing.
  • COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language)

    This languaged was developed to make it easier for buisnesses to have an idependent software system. Still in use today.
  • Sketchpad

    Ivan Sutherland publishes Sketchpad, an interactive, real-time computer drawing system. With this a designer could draw and manipulate geometric figures on a computer screen.

    IBM introduces the SABRE reservation system for American Airlines.
  • C Programming Language

    The C programming language is released by Dennis Ritchie. C is still widely used today.
  • Microsoft Word

    Word processing program that people use every day.
  • C++ programming language

    The C++ programming language emerges as the dominant object-oriented language in the computer industry when Bjarne Stroustrup publishes the book The C++ Programming Language.
  • Photoshop

    Photoshop was an image editing program and the most popular software program published by Adobe Systems.
  • Java Script 1.0

    Java 1.0 is introduced by Sun Microsystems. The Java platform’s “Write Once, Run Anywhere” functionality let a program run on any system, offering users independence from traditional large software vendors like Microsoft or Apple
  • iTunes

    iTunes was only supported on the Mac operating system and functioned as a media player and media management tool. iTunes allowed users to record music from CDs, bring it into iTunes, mix it with other songs and then burn a custom CD