Programming Languages over the Years

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  • Plankalkul

    Konrad Zuse developed Plankalkul, the beginning of high-level languages,.
  • Fortran

    John Backus led a team of programmers at IBM to develop what we know as Fortran. Fortran was the first high-level language and still remains a highly used language today. It can be used to program video games, calculate pay rolls, military applications, and more.

    Early programming language for the UNIVACs. Supposedly developed by Grace Hopper as an improvement for Fortran.
  • Lisp

    One of the oldest high-level languages that is still used today, Lisp was developed by Steve Russell, Timothy P. Hart, and Mike Levin. Although not it's original purpose, Lisp is favored for artifical intelligence research. It's called LISP for List Processing.
  • RPG

    Report Program Generator (RPG) was developed by IBM to replicate punch card processing.

    COBOL, COmmon Business Oriented Language, was developed by the Conference on Data Systems Languages (CODASYL) in order to write business applications.

    BASIC is the language for beginners. Anyone who wants to learn computer programming should start with BASIC because of it's wide range and simplicity. The original version of this language was designed by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz. BASIC most likely just means basic, easy to use. Know More
  • LOGO

    An adaption of the Lisp programming, LOGO was developed by Wally Feurzeig and Seymour Papert. LOGO was original created for education use. LOGO possibly stand for Logic-Oriented Graphic-Oriented.
  • B

    The design credit of B mainly goes to Ken Thompson, but he did have help from Dennis Richie. The program is used "for primarily non-numeric applications such as system programming". The language B inspired C. Learn More About B

    Designed by Niklaus Wirth, PASCAL's was created in order to encourage good programmingpractices. PASCAL was named after a mathematician named Blaise Pascal.
  • C

    Developed by Dennis Richie, C was based mainly off of the language B, but was more powerful and flexible. In the 1970s iit became a language widely used in colleges, but now is used everywhere. Read more
  • ML

    ML stands for metalanguage and was developed by Robin Milner & others at the University of Edinburgh. The purpose of ML is to develop proof tactics in the LCF theorem prover .
  • SQL

    Developed by ISO/IEC, Structured Query Language is designed to manage data in a relational database management system.
  • C++

    Original designed by Bjarne Stroustrup, C++ was originally named C with Classes because at first they were just adding classes to C. Today, C++ is one of the most popular languages and has inspired C# and Java. It's used to design a wide variety of softwares on electronic devices.
  • ADA

    Named after the "first programmer", Ada Byron. ADA was created for the Department of Defense back in the late 1970's and the early 1980's.The first official version of ADA was released in February 1980 after several years of development. ADA is used for manufactuing, banking, and aviation in the modern day. More about ADA
  • Python

    Python's sytax allows the language to kind of a be a shorthand for other languages like C. Developed by the Python Software Foundation.
  • Visual Basic

    Developed by Microsoft, Visual Basic is taken from BASIC and is designed to be easy to learn.
  • Java

    Java, an Object-Oriented Programming Language, was developed by James Gosling along with his fellow workers at Sun Microsystems. The language is similar to many already written, but was made so that it would be more portable than other languages.
  • Javascript

    Although it may surprise some, Javascript is in no way related to Java. Developed by Brendan Eich in Netscape, Javascript is mainly used in web applications, but is starting to be used for other purposes.
  • PHP

    Developed by The PHP Group, PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but now stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is used on a web server within HTML pages.
  • Delphi

    Delphi was developed primarly to work with Windows v3.1 or Windows '95. The language can be also called "Object Pascal", It was formed by a group at Apple Computers that was led by Larry Tesler . The name "Delphi" was just a code name at the time. Read more