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Programming Languages Timeline

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    Programming Language

  • Plankalkul

    Published by Konrad Zuse in 1948 but in 1998 was when its first compiler was made for it. Designed for the engineering field. Plankalkul stood for formal system for planning.
  • Delphi

    Was developed by Anders Hejlsberg. It's purpose was to provide a database programmers can connect to "Oracle Database". Delphi refers to the greek myth "Oracle at Delphi".
  • Fortran

    Fortran was developed by John Backus. It's main use was in the scientfic and engineering fields. Fortran means Formula Translator. Also it is used to benchmark supercomputers!
  • Lisp

    Made by John McCarthy. Was developed to show that you could build a Turing-complete program language for algorithms. Lisp stood for List Processing.

    Created by a group with Charles Katz. It's purpose was to be a improvement on FORTRAN. MATH-MATIC is a marketing name for the AT-3 compiler and programming language for UNVAC I & II.

    Designed by a team of computer professionals; Conference on Data Systems Languages. Designed to program handle data and make reports from those data's of banks, manufacters, and big companies. COBOL means: Common Business-Oriented Language.
  • RPG

    Developed by IBM to be a high level program language and to be used in the business field. RPG stood for Report Program Generator.

    John Kemeny, Thomas Kurtz, and Dartmouth developed this program code. It was made to be an easy language novices can learn. The acronym means: Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
  • LOGO

    Made by Wally Feurzeig and Seymour Papert. First purpose was to create a math enviroment where kids could play with words and sentences. Mostly remembered for the use of "turtle graphics" where you insert commands for movement and drawings made lines on a screen or with a robot called "turtle". LOGO was derived from the Greek root "Logos" which means thought to make this recognizable among other programing code.
  • B

    Developed by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson. Purpose was to be used as a system programming, the acronym was said to be from BCPL since the program itself was based off it.

    Made by Nikalus Wirth. It's purpose was to teach students structured programming. Called PASCAL to honor french mathematicican and philosopher Blaise Pascal.
  • C

    This program code was developed by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson. Designed to be a general-purpose program code. It is called "C" because it is a refined version of "B".
  • ML

    Made by Robin Milner, it is a general-purpose programming code, and ML stood for metalanguage.
  • SQL

    Developed by Donald Chamberlin and Raymond Boyce to be a special-purpose program language and to manage data held in IBM database. SQL stood for Structured Query Language.
  • ADA

    Was developed in the early 1980s by Dr. Jean Ichbiah. ADA is to honor the first programmer; Augusta Ada Lovelace. Was made to be a general-purpose program to be used among a variety of applications.
  • Java

    James Gosling, Mike Sheridan, and PAtrick Naughton all started the development of Java. It's purpose was to be object-orientated, robust, high performance, threaded, and dynamic. Called Java due to the high consumption of Java Coffee during development. A slogan was "Write once, Run Anywhere" meaing you could write it and run it on many diffrent platforms and it will be the same.
  • Python

    Designed by Guido van Rossum to be general-purpose and high level language that is easy to use. Its name came from a TV series "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
  • Visual Basic

    Developed by Microsoft to be a easy language to learn and use. Called Visual Basic because it derived from BASIC and the ease of developing graphical user interfaces (GUI).
  • JavaScript

    Developed by Brendan Eich. Developed because she wanted to complement Java with a novice friendly code like Visual Basic. Called JavaScript because it was considered a marketing move because Java was popular so JavaScript would be too.
  • PHP

    Originally made by Rasmus Lerdorf, now produced by The PHP Group. Made as a server-side scripting language for web development but now a general-purpose language. PHP stood for Personal Home Page but now Hypertext Preproccessor.