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Programming Languages Timeline

  • Plankalkul

    It was developed between 1942 and 1945 and first appeared in 1948
    It was developed by Konrad Zuse
    It is a programming language designed for engineering purposes
    It stands for Plan Calculus

    Developed/first appeared around 1957
    It was written and developed by a team led by Charles Katz and was designed by Remington Rand
    The purpose was to provide algebraic-style expressions and floating-point arithmetic
    It stands for the marketing name for the AT-3 (Algebraic Translator 3)
  • Fortran

    Fortran was developed in 1957
    It was developed by John Backus
    It is a programming language that is especially used for scientific computing
    It stands for Formula Translation
  • Lisp

    Lisp was developed in 1958
    It was developed by John McCarthy, Steve Russell, Timothy P. Hart, and Mike Levin
    Lisp is a family of computer programming languages and the second oldest programming language today
    Lisp stands for List Processing

    Developed/first appeared in 1959
    It was developed by CODASYL, ANSI, and ISO
    The language is a compiled English-like computer programming language designed for business use.
    It stands for COmmon Business-Oriented Language.
  • RPG

    RPG was developed in 1959
    It was designed and developed by IBM
    It is a high-level programming language for business applications

    Developed/First appeared on May 1, 1964
    Developed/designed by John G. Kemeny, Thomas E. Kurtz, and Mary Kenneth Keller.
    The idea behind the creation of Basic is that the philosophy emphasizes ease of use.
    BASIC stands for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
  • LOGO

    Developed/first appeared in 1967
    Developed by Wally Feurzeig and Seymour Papert
    It is an educational programming language which is widely known for its use of turtle graphics
  • B

    The language was developed/first appeared on 1969
    It was developed by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie.
    B was designed for recursive, non-numeric, machine-independent applications, such as system and language software.
    Does not stand for anything

    It was developed in 1970 but Niklaus Wirth designed it in in 1968–69
    It was developed by Niklaus Wirth
    It is intended to encourage good programming practices using structured programming and data structuring.
    It is named in honor of Blaise Pascal.
  • C

    C wad developed in 1972
    It was developed by Dennis Ritchie
    Its purpose is to be very flexible and versatile, allowing maximum control with minimal commands.
  • Delphi

    It was developed around 1973
    It was developed by a team led by Larry Tesler with Niklaus Wirth
    Delphi is designed to be a high-level language supporting object-oriented design.
  • ML

    It developed/first appeared in 1973
    It was developed by Robin Milner and other people at the University of Edinburgh
    it is a general-purpose functional programming language which is known for its polymorphic Hindley–Milner type system
    It stands for Meta Language
  • SQL

    SQL developed/first appeared in 1974
    It was designed and developed by Donald D. Chamberlin
    Raymond F. Boyce
    The program is designed for managing data held in a relational database management system
    It stands for Structured Query Language
  • ADA

    The language was first developed/first appeared on February 1980
    The language was designed by Jean Ichbiah, S. Tucker Taft and developed by a team led by Dr. Jean Ichbiah at CII-Honeywell-Bull in France.
    Ada is meat to be a structured, statically typed, imperative, and object-oriented high-level computer programming language.
    Does not stand for anything.
  • C++

    Developed/first appeared in 1985
    Designed by Bjarne Stroustrup
    C++ is a step up from C with object-oriented programming features
    It originally stood for C with classes but was later changed to C++
  • Python

    It was developed and first released in 1991
    Python was developed by Guido van Rossum
    It is used for general-purpose programming and emphasizes code readability
  • Visual Basic

    Visual Basic
    It developed/first appeared in 1991 but its final release was in 1998
    It was developed by Microsoft
    Its a programming language designed for its Component Object Model
  • PHP

    It was created in 1994
    It was developed by Rasmus Lerdorf
    PHP is designed for Web development, but also used as a general-purpose programming language
    PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page. Now it stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • Java

    Java was developed/first appeared in 1995
    It was developed and designed by James Gosling
    Java is a programming language that developers use to create applications
  • Javascript

    Javascript was developed/first appeared in 1995
    It was developed by Brendan Eich
    Javascript is a scripting language which is commonly used for client-side web development.