Programming Languages

Timeline created by tahead
  • Fortran

    Fortran
    Developed by John Backus and IBM. It is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing.
  • Lisp

    Lisp
    Developed by Steve Russell, Timothy P. Hart, and Mike Levin. It was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs.
  • RPG

    RPG
    Report Program Generator. Developed by IBM. It began as a tool to replicate punched card processing on the IBM 1401.
  • BASIC

    BASIC
    Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
    Developed by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz.
    They wanted to allow students from all fields to use computers.
  • PASCAL

    PASCAL
    Developed by Niklaus Wirth. It is an efficient language intended to encourage good programming practices using structured programming and data structuring.
  • C++

    C++
    Developed by Bjarne Stroustrup. It is multi-paradigm: procedural, functional, object-oriented, and generic.
  • Visual Basic

    Visual Basic
    Developed by Microsoft. Simplified BASIC to make it easier for beginners to understand. What we will be using in this class
  • PHP

    PHP
    Recursive backronym PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. Developed by Rasmus Lerdorf. It is designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language.
  • JavaScript

    JavaScript
    (JS). Developed by Netscape Communications Corporation, Mozilla Foundation, and Ecma International. It is used to make webpages interactive and provide online programs, including video games.
  • Java

    Java
    Developed by James Gosling, Sun Microsystems, and later on by Oracle Corporation. It provides a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform computing environment.