The History of Programming Languages

Timeline created by HarshithManepalli
  • Plankalkul

    Made by Konrade Zuse. Named after the "Planfertigungsgerät"
  • Fortran

    Made by John Backus. Name stands for "Formula Translating System"

    Made by Charles Katz
  • LISP

    Made by John Mcarthy. Named after "List Processing"

    Language designed for businesses. Made by by Grace Hopper, William Selden, Gertrude Tierney, Howard Bromberg, Howard Discount, Vernon Reeves, and Jean E. Sammet. Stands for "Common Business-Oriented Language."

    Made by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz. Stands for "Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code."
  • RPG

    Designed by IBM. Stands for Report Program Generator.
  • LOGO

    Made by Wally Feurzeig and Seymour Papert. LOGO comes from Greek, meaning "word"
  • B

    Made by Ken Thompson with Dennis Ritchie

    Made by Niklaus Wirth. Named after Mathematician Blaise Pascal
  • C

    Has many uses. Made by Dennis Ritchie
  • ML

    Made by Robert Miller. Many uses, but mainly used to prevent errors
  • SQL

    Stands for Structured Query Language. Made by ISO and IEC. Is used to manage data
  • C++

    Is a newer version of C. Has many uses just like it. Made by Bjarne Stroustrup
  • ADA

    Named after the first programmer, Ada Lovelace. Designed by a team led by Jean Ichbiah
  • Delphi

    Made by the Apple Company, Niklaus Wirth, and Anders Hejlsberg. Focuses on simplicity in programming
  • Python

    Many uses. Focuses on decreasing the amount and number of code lines. Made by Guido van Rossum.
  • Visual Basic

    Made by Microsoft. Comes from the BASIC language. Main uses include developing applications
  • Java

    An extremely wide variety of uses. Compatible on many devices. Made by James Gosling.
  • Javascript

    Made by Brendan Eich. Mainly used in browsers
  • PHP

    Stands for Hypertext Processor. Made by Rasmus Lerdorf. It is primarily used for web design.