Programming Languages Timeline

Timeline created by Bojo05
In History
  • Plankalkul

    Plankalkul was developed by Konrad Zuse for the purpose of engineering purpose. I couldn't find an acronym.
  • Fortran

    Fortran was designed by John Backus. It was developed originally as a digital code interpreter for the IBM 701. I couldn't find an acronym but it was named SpeedCoding originally.

    Designed by Charles Katz and his team. The purpose was providing algebraic-style expressions and floating-point arithmetic, and arrays rather than record structures. Couldn't find a acronym.

    COBOL was designed by Howard Bromberg, Norman Discount, Vernon Reeves, Jean E. Sammet, William Selden, and Gertrude Tierney. The primary purpose was portability, and readability. COBOl stands for Common Business-Orientated Language.
  • RPG

    RPG was made by IBM for the purpose for their proprietary 1401, /360, /3, /32, /34, /36, /38 AS/400 and System i systems. Couldn't find a more significant meaning.
  • Lisp

    Lisp was developed by John McCarthy and was designed for a easy manipulation of data strings. And stands for List Processing.

    BASIC was developed by John George Kemeny and Tom Kurtazs as a teaching tool for undergraduates. Basic stood for this Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
  • LOGO

    LOGO was designed by Wally Feurzeig, Seymour Papert, and Cynthia Solomon. The purpose of the language was to make a simplified Lisp dialect for use in education. LOGO stands for Logic Oriented Graphic Oriented.

    Developed by Niklaus Wirth to teach structured programming. Named for 17th century mathematician Blaise Pascal.
  • B

    Language B was made by Ken Thompson with Dennis Ritchie. The name B was deprived from BCPL. This language was designed for machine-independent applications.
  • SQL

    Developed by Raymond Boyce and Donald Chamberlin. Is a programming language that is used to communicate with and manipulate databases .Stands for Structured Query Language.
  • C

    C was developed by Dennis Ritchie as a system programming language to write an operating system. I couldn't really find if it was an acronym but it does stand for Programming Language.
  • ML

    Designed by Robin Milner. The language was known for its use of the Hindley–Milner type system. Couldn't find a acronym.
  • ADA

    ADA was named after Augusta ADA King, who was a assistant to Charles Babbage. The primary purpose of the language was for the US Department of Defense for large scale programming. This language was led by Dr. Jean Ichbiah and his team.
  • C++

    C++ was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup for adding a feature of OOP without significantly changing the C component. Couldn't find an acronym.
  • Python

    Designed by Guido van Rossum in 1991 for the emphasis on code readability, and allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code. Couldn't find a more significant meaning.
  • Visual Basic

    Made by Microsoft. Was originally produced to make it easier to write programs for the Windows computer operating system. Visual Basic stands for Visual Basic for Applications.
  • PHP

    PHP created by Rasmus Lerdorf and it's purpose is for web development and can be embedded into HTML. Abbreviated from Personal Home Page tools.
  • Delphi

    Delphi was developed by Borland. Delphi was designed to support rapid application development and allows cross-platform native application from a single code base. Delphi stands for Embarcadero Delphi.,(compiled)%20application%20development%20from%20a%20single%20code%20base.
  • Java

    Java was developed by James Gosling for the purpose of creating a language for digital devices such as set-top boxes, television, etc. I couldn't find a acronym.
  • JavaScript

    JavaScript was developed by Brandon Eich and the purpose of the language is creating web pages. The original name of the language was Mocha.