Programming Languages


    Created in 1957, by John Backus. The language was used numeric and scientific computing for the science and engineering fields.

    Created in 1957, by a of computer scientist led by Charles Katz. It was an early programming language. The primary purpose of this language was to be an improvement over FORTRAN.

    Stands for Common Business-Oriented Language. Created in 1959, by Grace Hopper, William Selden, Gertrude Tierney, Howard Bromberg, Howard Discount, Vernon Reeves, and Jean E. Sammet. The language was used for business, finance, and adminstrative systems for companies and governments.

    Stands for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. Creaed in 1964, by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz. The language was used for an all purpose language to make high level programming languages easy to use.
  • LOGO

    Created in 1967, by Wally Feurzeig and Seymour Papert. The purpose was created for educational use in constructivist learning.

    Created in 1970, by Niklaus Wirth with the purpose of providing a small and efficient language. Wirth hoped that it would create good programming practices with structured and data programming
  • C

    Created in 1973, by Dennis Ritchie. The purpose was to be used with the Unix operating system.
  • SQL

    Stands for Structured Query Language. Created in 1974, by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce. the language was used for organizing data in relational database management systems.
  • C++

    Created in 1979, by Bjarne Stroustrup. The language is typically used as a programming language for operating systems, drivers, software, servers, and hardware design.
  • ADA

    Named after Ada Lovelace. Ceated in 1980 by a team led by Jena Ichbiah. the language was used to improve support for systems, numericial, financial, and object-oriented programming.

    Created in 1991, by Alan Cooper. The purpose was to allow rapid application developement, database access, and creation of ActiveX controlas and objects.
  • JAVA

    Created in 1995, by James Goslings. The language had five primary goals: to be simple, object-oriented, and familiar; robust and secure; architectual-neutral and portable; must be high performing; and interpreted, threaded, and dynamic.