Programming languages

Timeline created by agam
  • Plankalkul

    It was created by Konrad Zuse. It was the first high-level programming language to be designed for a computer. Plankalkul is a German word for “formal system of planning”.
  • Fortran

    It was created by John Backus. Fortran was designed for scientists and engineers, and has dominated this field. It stands for Formula Translation.
  • MATH-MATIC

    It was created by Charles Katz and Grace Hopper. MATH-MATIC is the marketing name for the AT-3 (Algebraic Translator 3) compiler, an early programming language for the UNIVAC I and UNIVAC II.
  • COBOL

    It was created by CODASYL and was partly based on the programming language FLOW-MATIC designed by Grace Hopper. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. COBOL is still widely used in applications deployed on mainframe computers, such as large-scale batch and transaction processing jobs. It stands for common business-oriented language.
  • RPG

    It was created by IBM. It stands for Report Program Generator. RPG is a high-level programming language (HLL) for business applications.
  • Lisp

    It was created by John McCarthy. Lisp can be used for any type of application, but it is of particular interest for Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and other forms of advanced programming which require recursive logic. Lisp is an acronym for list processing.
  • Basic

    It stands for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code and created by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz. Its purpose was to provide a way for students to write simple computer programs.
  • LOGO

    Logo was created by by Wally Feurzeig, Cynthia Solomon, and Seymour Papert. It is used for functional programming, and is used for generating basic shapes using a turtle cursor to teach children. The name is derived from the Greek logos, meaning word or thought.
  • B

    It was created by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. B programming language was developed primarily for non-numeric applications such as system programming that included complex logical decision-making and processing of integers, bit strings, and characters.
  • ML

    It was created by Robin Milner. ML is a general-purpose, modular, functional programming language with compile-time type checking and type inference. It is popular among compiler writers and programming language researchers, as well as in the development of theorem provers. It stands for Meta Language.
  • PASCAL

    It was created by Niklaus Wirth. Pascal is a small, efficient language intended to encourage good programming practices using structured programming and data structuring. It is named in honour of the French mathematician, philosopher and physicist Blaise Pascal.
  • SQL

    It was created by Raymond Boyce and Donald Chamberlin. SQL , it is the standard language for relational database management systems. It stands for Structured Query Language.
  • C

    C was created by Dennis Ritchie. C is a general-purpose programming language and can efficiently work on enterprise applications, games, graphics, and applications requiring calculations, etc. C stands for combined.
  • ADA

    Jean Ichbiah and S. Tucker Taft created this language. Ada improves code safety and maintainability by using the compiler to find errors in favor of runtime errors. It is named ADA because it was named after Ada Lovelace.
  • Python

    It was created by Guido van Rossum. It's often used as a “scripting language” for web applications. This means that it can automate specific series of tasks, making it more efficient. Consequently, Python (and languages like it) is often used in software applications, pages within a web browser, the shells of operating systems and some games.
  • Java

    It was created by James Gosling. Java can be used to create complete applications that may run on a single computer or be distributed among servers and clients in a network. It was created by Japan Anti-Vivisection Association and called JAvA.
  • Visual Basic

    It was created by Alan Cooper. It enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.
  • Delphi

    It was created by Anders Hejlsberg. Delphi is a high-level programming language distributed by Embarcadero Technologies as part of RAD Studio, an IDE for professional developers. It is primarily used to build applications for Windows systems but can be used to build applications for a variety of operating systems.
  • Javascript

    It was created by Brendan Eich. JavaScript is an object orient programming language designed to make web development easier and more attractive. It
  • PHP

    It was created by Rasmus Lerdorf. PHP can be embedded in HTML, and it's well suited for web development and the creation of dynamic web pages for web applications, e-commerce applications, and database applications. It stands for Hypertext Preprocessor
  • C++

    It was created by Bjarne Stroustrup to C++ develop the suites of a game tool. It stands for extension of C language and is thus called c++. It provides efficient and flexible language similar to C that also provided high-level features for program organization.