Programming Languages Timeline

Timeline created by AlanP
  • Plankalkul

    • 1948, Konrad Zuse, designed for engineering purposes, Plan Calculus
  • Fortran

    • 1957, John Backus, a general-purpose, imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing, The IBM Mathematical Formula Translating System
  • Math-Matic

    • 1957, Charles Katz, Intended as an improvement over FORTRAN,
  • Lisp

    • 1958, John McCarthy, originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, derives from "LISt Processing"
  • COBOL

    • 1959, Grace Hopper, used in business finance and administrative systems for companies and governments , COmmon Business-Oriented Language
  • RPG

    • 1959, IBM, a high-level programming language for business applications, Report Program Generator
  • Basic

    • 1964, John George Kemeny andThomas Eugene Kurtz, family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages, Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
  • LOGO

    • 1967, Daniel G. Bobrow, Wally Feurzeig,Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon, a multi-paradigm computer programming language used in education
  • B

    • 1969, Ken Thompson, stripped down version of BCPL
  • PASCAL

    • 1970, Niklaus Wirth, intended to encourage good programming practices using structured programming and data structuring.
  • C

    • 1972, Dennis Ritchie, general purpose, stands for computing
  • ML

    • 1973, Robin Milner and others in the early 1970s at the University of Edinburgh, it was conceived to develop proof tactics in the LCF theorem prover, ML stands for metalanguage
  • SQL

    • 1974, Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce, a special-purpose programming language designed for managing data in relational database management systems, Structured Query Language
  • ADA

    • 1980, Jean Ichbiah, originally targeted at embedded and real-time systems, named after Ada Lovelace
  • C++

    • 1983, Bjarne Stroustrup, compiler to native code, see plus plus
  • Python

    • 1991, Guido van Rossum, made programming code more readable
  • Visual Basic

    • 1991, Microsoft, designed to be relatively easy to learn and use
  • Javascript

    • 1994, Brendan Eich, open source client-side scripting language
  • Java

    • 1995, James Gosling and Sun Microsystems, designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible
  • PHP

    • 1995, Rasmus Lerdorf, designed for Web development to produce dynamic Web pages, Personal Home Page
  • Delphini

    • I have no idea about this one