Programming Languages Timeline

  • Plankalkul

    It was designed for engineering purposes by Konrad Zuse
  • Fortran

    This is was created for numeric computation and scientific computing. It's deisgn is creited to John Backus.

    Intended as an improvement over FORTRAN. Created by a group led by Charles Katz.
  • Lisp

    Designed by John McCarthy. It was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs.
  • CBOL

    One of the oldest programming lanuages was created by Grace Hopper, William Selden, Gertrude Tierney, Howard Bromberg, Howard Discount, Vernon Reeves, Jean E. Sammet. It's purpose posed for its primary domain in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. It stands for COmmon Business-Oriented Language.
  • RPG

    This is a high level programmaing language designed for business purposes. It was developed by IBM

    BASIC is an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. It was created John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz. It was designed to help ease the use of computers.
  • LOGO

    Wally Feurzeig and Seymour Papert are credited for the creation of this language. Logo is a multi-paradigm adaptation and dialect of Lisp.
  • B

    It was mostly created by Ken Thompson but with contributions from Dennis Ritchie.Thompson wrote B basing it mainly on the BCPL language.

    It was designed by Niklaus Wirth for the purpose of encouraging good programming practices
  • C

    C was created for system development work, in particular the programs that make-up the operating system. Dennis Ritchie is credited with the creation of C.
  • ML

    Developed by Robin Milner, it historically stands for metalanguage. it was designed to develop proof tactics in the LCF theorem prover.
  • SQL

    SQL is an acronym for Structured Query Language. It was developed by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce for managing data held in a relational database management system
  • Ada

    Ada was originally designed by a team led by Jean Ichbiah of CII Honeywell Bull. It was designed for large, long-lived applications. Ada was named after the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace.
  • C++

    Designed by Bjarne Stroustrup, it's main purpose is that it's a safer language than C and includes modern programming techniques such as object oriented programming.
  • Python

    Python allows programmers to write code in fewer lines of code. It was designed by Guido van Rossum.
  • Visual Basic

    Developed by Microsoft, which enables access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.
  • Java

    Created by James Gosling and Sun Microsystems, it was intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere"
  • Javascript

    It was designed by Brendan Eich to help clients to interact with the user, control the browser, communicate asynchronously, and alter the document content that is displayed.
  • PHP

    Rasmus Lerdorf designed this language. It was designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language.
  • Delphi

    Delphi is an integrated development environment for console, desktop graphical, web, and mobile applications. It's orgininal designer was Borland.