Programming Languages

Timeline created by rdelg8844
  • Plankalkul

    Plankakul was the first- high level programming language created by Konrad Zuse. The purpose was for the machine to simplify the code into a comprehensive for of words and numbers which is a process called abstraction. Plankalkul stands for 'Plan Calculus'.
  • Fortran

    Fortrum was the first high-level programming language and was invented by John Backus. The main purpose of Fortran is for numeric and scientific computing. At first it was developed by the IBM for scientific and engineering applications. Fortran stands for Formula Translation.

    MATH-MATIC was developed by Grace Hooper. The purpose of MATH-MATIC was to create larger programs, and was able to contain numeric exponents, and decimals/fractions. MATH-MATIc stands for 'Algebrauc Translator 3'.
  • Lisp

    Lisp was invented by John McCarthy while he was at MIT. The purpose of Lisp was to attack symbolic representation of natural language. Lisp stands for 'list processing'

    The inventor of COBOL was Dr. Grace Murray Hooper. COBOL was the one of the first big programming languages and is now purposely used in business. COBOL stands for common business-oriented language.
  • RPG

    RPG was invented by IBM. The purpose of RPG was to serve as an alternative for the card processing system which was called the IBM 1401. RPG stands for 'Report Program Generator'.

    BASIC language was created by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz of Dartmouth college in Hanover, New Hampshire, BASIC was first successfully used to run programs on the school's General Electric computer system. The language was first created to be a teaching tool for undergraduates and was created to be a computer language for generalists to make a break through in business in the computer world. BASIC stands for Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
  • LOGO

    LOGO was created by Wally Feurzing, Cynthia Solomon, and Seymour Papert. The purpose for LOGO being created was to be an educational tool. Which is to teach kids about programming with simple steps and directions. LOGO stands for 'language for graphics oriented'.
  • B

    In 1945 Jon Von Neumann created the language B and was later designed by D. M. Ritchie and K. L. Thompson for the purpose of doing non-numeric applications such as system programming, which involves processing of integers, complex logical decision-making, characters, and strings. In 1969 the language was fully developed and B was made so "mere mortals" could program. B stood for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code(r).
  • ML

    ML was developed by Robin Milner at the University of Edinburgh. ML was based on AI and its purpose was to be able to access data and to learn and improve experiences. Ml stands for ' Meta-language'.

    PASCAL was created by Niklaus Wirth and it was named after a famous french mathematician named Blaise Pascal. The purpose of PASCAL was to teach programming techniques. PASCAL stands for the mathematician Blaise 'PASCAL'
  • SQL

    SQL was invented by IBM researchers Raymond Boyce and Donald Chamberlin. The purpose of SQL is to communicate with databases. SQL stands for 'Structured Query Language'.
  • C

    C was created by Dennis Ritchie between 1972 and 1973 at Bells Labs and this language was created purposely to make utilities running on Unix. But it was later applies to re-implement the kernel, of the Unix operating system. It was mostly created to help the Unix operating system be more clear. C stands for Circa which in Latin means approximately.
  • C++

    C++ was developed in 1979 at Bell Labs by Danish computer scientist Bjame Stroustup, the main purpose of this language was that Stroustup wanted an efficient and flexible language, almost like C, but was modified from C so C++ has more high-level programming. C++ stands for 'C with classes'.
  • ADA

    ADA was developed in the 1980s by Dr. Jean Ichbiah at CII-Honeywell-Bull in France. Then, the language was revised and improved by Mr. Tucker Taft in the 1990s from inter metrics in the United States. The language was produced at first for the U.S. Department of Defense for large scale programming. ADA was named for Augusta Ada King, countess of Lovelace and she was the assistant of Charles Babbage who is sometimes referred to as the the first computer programmer.
  • Python

    Python was created by Guido van Rossum. Python is named after Monty Python. Python is a general purpose language that is used now to build social media and video games. Python stands for 'PYTHON' because it is named after Monty Python.
  • Visual Basic

    Visual Basic was created by Alan Cooper and his company which was called Tripod. Visual Basic's purpose to mainly develop Windows applications and to interface database systems. Visual Basic stands for Visual Basic and its abbreviations is VB.
  • Delphi

    The inventor of Delphi was Anders Hejlsberg and then she was persuaded to move to Microsoft in 1996. The purpose of Delphi is to build applications for Windows systems. Delphi stands for Detector with Lepton, Photon, and Hadron Identification.
  • PHP

    PHP was created by Rasmus Lerdorf. PHP's purpose is to develop Static websites or Dynamic websites or Web applications. PHP stands for 'Hypertext Pre-processor' and used to stand for 'Personal Home Pages'.
  • Java

    Java was developed by James Gosling. Java's main purpose is to make web applications and platforms. This language was designed for flexibility, which allowed developers to be able to write code that would work on any machine, no matter the architecture or platform. Java stands for 'Japan Anti-Vivisection Association.
  • Javascript

    Javascript was invented by Brendan Eich at Netscape Communications. Javascript was created purposely to create web pages. Javascript (JS) stands for 'just saying'.