Programming Languages


    MATH-MATIC was developed by Charles Katz. MATH-MATIC's purpose was intended as an improvement to FORTRAN.

    FORTRAN was designed by John Backus. FORTRAN was developed for numerical computing and scientific computations. FORTRAN's name came from IBM's "The IBM Mathematical
    Formula Translating System."

    COBOL was designed by many people, including Grace Hopper, William Selden, Gertrude Tierney, Howard Broomberg, Howard Discount, Vernon Reeves, and Jean E. Sammet. COBOL was designed to help buisness, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. The name COBOL is an acronym for Common Business-Oriented Language.

    BASIC was developed by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz. BASIC is an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. BASIC was developed to provide computer access to non-science students.
  • LOGO

    Developed by Daniel G. Bobrow, Wally Feurzeig, Seymour Papert, and Cynthia Solomon. LOGO was developed for educational use, used for constructivist teaching. LOGO was derived from greek letters meaning "word."

    Developed by Nklaus Wirth in 1970. PASCAL was developed to encourage good programming practices. Also to encourage good data structuring.
  • C

    C was developed by Dennis Ritchie. C was originally designed for implementing system software. Now it can be used to develope portable application software.
  • SQL

    SQL was designed by IBM in 1974. SQL stands for Structured Query Language. The language was developed to manage data in relational database management systems.
  • ADA

    ADA was developed by Jean Ichbiah. ABA was developed to offer tasks, synchronize message passing, protect objects, and offer nondeterminism. ADA was named after Ada Lovelace, for being credited as the first computer programmer ever.
  • C++

    C++ was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup. C++ is used for many different things, being an extension to C. C++ can be used for application system software, device drivers, embedded software, high performance server and client applications, and video games. C++ was originally named C with Classes.

    VISUAL BASIC was designed by Microsoft. VISUAL BASIC was designed to have the rapid application developement of graphical user interface. It also gives access to Data access objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects.
  • JAVA

    Developed by James Gosling and Sun Microsystems. Java was made for application developers to "Write once, Run anywhere."