Programming

Programming Languages

  • Plankalkul

    The maker of Plankalkul was Konrad Zuse. The purpose of Plankalkul was to help solve complex math problems. Plankalkul means Plan Calculus. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • FORTRAN

    The makers of FORTRAN were John Backus and IBM. The purpose of FORTRAN was to assist in scientific and engineering applications. FORTRAN stands for IBM Mathematical Formula Translating System.
  • MATH-MATIC

    The maker of MATH-MATIC was Charles Katz. The purpose of MATH-MATIC was an improvement over FORTRAN.
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  • LISP

    The makers of LISP were John McCarthy, Steve Russell, Timothy P. Hart, and Mike Levin. The purpose of LISP was to be a practical mathematical notation for computer programs. LISP means Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • COBOL

    The makers of COBOL were Grace Hopper, William Selden, Gertrude Tierney, Howard Bromberg, Howard Discount, Vernon Reeves, Jean E. Sammet. The purpose of COBOL was to be the main domain in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. COBOL stands for Common Business-Oriented Language (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • RPG

    The maker of RPG was IBM. The purpose of RPG was to replicate punched card processing on the IBM 1401. RPG stands for Report Program Generator. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • BASIC

    The makers of BASIC were John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz. The purpose of BASIC was to provide computer access to non-science students. BASIC stands for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • LOGO

    The makers of LOGO were Wally Feurzeig, and Seymour Papert. The purpose was to be a aid in constructivist teaching. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • B

    The makers of B was Ken Thompson. A part maker of B was Dennis Ritchie. B was to fit within the memory capacity of the minicomputers of the time. Ken Thompson made B basing it on the BCPL language. Most likely B was named after Bell labs witch it was made or BCPL.
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  • PASCAL

    The maker of PASCAL was Niklaus Wirth. The purpose of PASCAL was to encourage good programming practices using structured programming and data structuring. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • C

    The maker of C was Dennis Ritchie. The purpose of C was that it addressed B's inability to take advantage of some of the PDP-11's features. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • ML

    The makers of ML was Robin Milner and others at the University of Edinburgh. The purpose of ML was to develop proof tactics in the LCF theorem prover. ML stands for Metalanguage. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • SQL

    The makers of SQL were Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce. The purpose of SQL was to manage data in relational database management systems. SQL means Structured Query Language. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • ADA

    The maker of the language was Jean Ichbiah. Later on in 1995 Tucker Taft took part in this language also. The purpose wa to supersede the hundreds of programming languages then used by the Department of Defense. Ada was named after Ada Lovelace. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • C++

    The maker of C++ was Bjarne Stroustrup. The purpose of C++ was to advance the original C language.
  • DELPHI

    The makers were Apple, Niklaus Wirth and Anders Hejlsberg. It was made to support MacApp, a Macintosh application framework. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • PYTHON

    The maker of PYTHON was Guido van Rossum. The purpose of PYTHON was to create clear and readable code. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • Visual Basic

    The maker of Visual Basic was Microsoft. The purpose of Visual Basic was to be relatively easy to learn and use. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • JAVASCRIPT

    The maker of JAVASCRIPT is Brendan Eich. The purpose of JAVASCRIPT was to create enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites.
  • JAVA

    The makers of JAVA were James Gosling and Sun Microsystems. The purpose of JAVA was application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA), meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be recompiled to run on another. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)
  • PHP

    The maker of PHP was Rasmus Lerdorf. The purpose of PHP was to produce dynamic Web pages. PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor but originally named Personal Home Page. (Unknown to me what the month and day was.)