Programming Languages Over the Years

By JWill35

    Author: Konrad Zuse
    Purpose: Used for the first computer and math.
    Meaning of Name: German for Plan Calculus
  • Fortran

    Author: John Backus and IBM
    Purpose: It was the first optimizing Compiler.
    Meaning of name: Formula Translating System

    Author: John McCarthy
    Purpose: Practical mathematical notation for computer programs
    Meaning of name: Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol.
  • Lisp

    Author: John McCarthy
    Purpose: Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs
    Meaning of Name: Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol.

    Authors: Howard Bromberg, Howard Discount, Vernon Reeves, Jean E. Sammet, William Selden, Gertrude Tierney
    Purpose: A portable programming language for data processing.
    Meaning of Name: common business-oriented language

    Authors: John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz
    Purpose: It designed to be the first language programmers would use, for Microcomputers.
    Meaning of Name: Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
  • RPG

    Author: IBM
    Purpose: business applications
    Meaning of Name: Report Program Generator
  • Logo

    Author: Wally Feurzeig, Seymour Papert
    Purpose: Education
    Meaning: It was derived from the Greek logos meaning word or "thought"
  • B

    Author: Bell Labs
    Purpose: B made for Non-numeric machine independent for applications, such as Language software.
  • C

    Author: Dennis Ritchie
    Purpose: It has found lasting use in applicatons that had been coded in Assembly Language, Including Operatng Systems.
    Meaning of name: Compiler
  • SQL

    Author:Donald D. Chamberlin, Raymond F. Boyce
    Purpose: Managing Data
    Meaning: Structured Query Language
  • ML

    Author: Robin Milner
    Purpose: Math
    Meaning: M etalanguage
  • ADA

    Author: Jean Inchbiah
    Purpose: Ada is a compiler to make it easy to use and easy to maintan to compile time erros.
    Meaning: Ada was named after Ada Lovelace, known as the first Programmer.
  • C++

    Author: Bjarne Stroustrup
    Purpose: It was used to replace C and work better than it too.
    Meaning: Compiler + +

    Author: Niklaus Wirth
    Purpose: A Learning program to enforce good, clean programming.
    Meaning: Named after a French man, Blaise Pascal

    Author: Guido van Rossum
    Purpose: Making code easyier to read.\
    Meaning: The Author was a big fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • Visual Basic

    Author: Microsoft
    Purpose: To make application making easyier.
    Meaning: Visual came from Ruby and Basic came from Basic (From back in the past)
  • Delphi

    Author: Embarcadero Technologies
    Purpose: An integrated development environment (IDE) for console, desktop graphical, web, and mobile applications.
    Meaning of name: Oracle at Delphi
  • Java

    Author: James Gosling and Sun Microsystems
    Purpose: Interactive Television...
    Meaning: Java Coffee
  • JavaScript

    Author: Brendan Eich
    Purpose: Websites
    Meaning: It was named LiveScipt but changed to JavaScript since it worked with Java.
  • PHP

    Author: Rasmus Lerdorf
    Purpose: Web development
    Meaning: Personal HomePage