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"
  • MATH-MATIC

    Made by Charles Katz
  • LISP

    Made by John Mcarthy. Named after "List Processing"
  • COBOL

    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."
  • BASIC

    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
  • PASCAL

    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.