Programming Timeline

Timeline created by justacoolguy
  • Plankalkul

    Konrad Zuse created Plankalkül in 1945 as a high level programming language for computer designed for engineers. Kalkül means format system.
  • Fortran

    Fortran was created by IBM in the 1950's for science and engineering purposes. The name is a combination of Formula Translation.
  • LOGO

    In 1957, Wally Feurzeig, Seymour Papert, and Cynthia Solomon created to be an interpreted coding, though the goal was originally for children to learn mathematical coding through words. The name is not an acronym.
  • MATH-MATIC

    In 1957, this programming was written by Charles Katz and a team of programmers to be used with the UNIVAC I and UNIVAC II.
  • Lisp

    In 1958, John McCarthy created Lisp for easy computer mathematical notation but is now known as one of the oldest complex computer languages. Lisp is short for LISt Processor, which is an important part of this form of coding.
  • COBOL

    In 1959, COBOL, or COmmon, Business-Oriented Language, was created by CODASYL, ANSI and ISO to be used by businesses.
  • RPG

    This was created by IBM in 1959. At first RPG is used for business applications. RPG stands for Report Program Generator.
  • BASIC

    In 1994, John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz created Basic, which stands for "Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code", to be easily used.
  • B

    In 1969, Ken Thompson with Dennis Ritchie created B for non-numeric applications. It stands for Bon
  • Pascal

    This was created as a procedural program by Niklaus Wirth in 1970. The name stands for Preservation And Storage Center For Academic Libraries.
  • C

    Finished in 1973 by Bell Labs, led by Dennis Ritchie, is a general use computer program. C does not stand for anything.
  • ML

    Robin Milner created this programming in 1973 for language design. This general use program ML stands for Meta Language.
  • SQL

    In 1973, Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce created the SQL (SEQUEL) for managing data and stream processing.
  • C++

    C++ was created by Bjarne Stroustrup as a general expansion of the C computer language. C++ stands for C, like it's predecessor. But with plus signs.
  • ADA

    In 1997, ADA was created by a team led by French computer scientist Jean Ichbiah under the US Department Of Defense. There were many computer codes being used by the department at the time and none would support safe modular programming. This language would be their official language to stop the complicated use of many hundreds of other coding. ADA does not stand for anything, being named after Ada Lovelace, the first programmer.
  • Java

    Java is a general code language that can be used on all java-supporting platforms. The project was started during 1991 by James Gosling, Mike Sheridan and Patrick Naughton. Not an acronym.
  • Python

    Python was made in order to be an easily read form of code with white space often used. It was created by Guido van Rossum in 1991. It does not stand for anything.
  • Visual Basic

    Visual Basic was finished in 1991 by Microsoft to be easily understood and used while having access to many possibilities. The name is not an acronym.
  • PHP

    In 1994, Rasmus Lerdorf created PHP as a general purpose web development scripting language. It stands for Hypertext Processor.
  • Javascript

    JavaScript is mostly used to run web browsers. Brendan Eich created it in 1995. It is often abbreviated as JS.
  • Delphi

    Delphi is a programming language built for rapid software development created by Borland in 2006. It stands for Detector with Lepton, Photon, and Hadron Identification.