Computer Language History (Not all had Specific dates)

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  • Plankalkül Introduced

    a computer language designed for engineering purposes by Konrad Zuse between 1943 and 1945. It was the first high-level non-von Neumann programming language to be designed for a computer.
  • FORTRAN Introduced

    FORTRAN Introduced
    Fortran (previously FORTRAN) is a general purpose,programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. Originally developed by IBM at their campus in south San Jose, California the 1950s for scientific and engineering applications, has been in continual use for over half a century in areas such as numerical weather prediction, finite element analys
  • MATH-MATIC Introduced

    MATH-MATIC is the marketing name for the AT-3 compiler. Early programming language for UNIVAC I and UNIVAC II. Intended as an improvement over FORTRAN. Created by a group led by Charles Katz in 1957.
  • LISP Introduced

    LISP Introduced
    is a family of computer programming languages with a long history.Originally specified in 1958, Lisp is the second-oldest high-level programming language in widespread use today; only Fortran is older (by one year)
  • COBOL Introduced

    COBOL Introduced
    COBOL is one of the oldest programming languages, was designed by Grace Hopper. Its name is an acronym for COmmon Business-Oriented Language, defining its main purpose in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.
  • RPG Introduced

    RPG is a high-level programming language,for business applications. While IBM is the creator and primary distributer of RPG, the language is available from other mainframe and microcomputer manufacturers, including Unisys.
  • BASIC

    BASIC
    BASIC is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming language whose design was all about being easy to use; the name is an acronym from Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. was designed in 1964 by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz
  • LOGO introduced

    LOGO introduced
    Logo is a multi-paradigm computer programming language used in education. It is an adaptation and dialect of the Lisp language; some have called it Lisp without the parentheses. It was originally made and written as a functional programming language,and drove a mechanical turtle as an output device.
  • "B" First introduced

    "B" First introduced
    B is a programming language that was developed at Bell Labs. It is nonexistant, having been beaten by the C language. It was mostly the work of Ken Thompson, with contributions from Dennis Ritchie, and first appeared in 1969.
  • ML Introduced

    ML is a general-purpose functional programming language developed by Robin Milner and others in the early 1970s. its syntax is inspired by ISWIM. Historically, ML stands for metalanguage.
  • PASCAL Introduced

    Pascal is an influential imperative and procedural programming language, designed in 1968–1969 and published in 1970 by Niklaus Wirth as a small and efficient language intended to encourage good programming practices using structured programming and data structuring.
  • "C" Language Introduced

    "C" Language Introduced
    a general-purpose programming language origionally developed by Dennis Ritchie between 1969 and 1973 at AT&T Bell Labs.
  • SQL Introduced

    Structured Query Language) is a special-purpose programming language designed for managing data in relational database management systems (RDBMS).
  • ADA First introduced

    ADA First introduced
    ADA was originally designed by a team led by Jean Ichbiah. Ada was named after Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), who is credited as being the first computer programmer.
  • C++ Introduced

    C++ Introduced
    C++ (pronounced “see plus plus”) is a general-purpose programming language. It is regarded as an intermediate-level language, as it comprises a combination of both high-level and low-level languages. Developed by Bjarne Stroustrup starting in 1979 at Bell Labs.
  • Python Introduced

    Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability. Its syntax is said to be clear and expressive.Python has a large and comprehensive standard library.
  • Visual Basic Inroduced

    Visual Basic Inroduced
    Visual Basic is a third-generation event-driven programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft for its COM programming model first released in 1991. Visual Basic is designed to be relatively easy to learn and use. Visual Basic was derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of A
  • JavaScript Introduced

    JavaScript Introduced
    JavaScript (JS) is an open source client-side scripting language commonly implemented as part of a web browser in order to create enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites.
    JavaScript is prototype-based scripting language that is dynamic, poorly typed and has first-class functions.
  • Java Introduced

    Java Introduced
    Java is a general-purpose,class-based, object-priorty computer programming language. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA), meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be rewritten to run on another
  • Delphi First Introduced

    Delphi First Introduced
    Delphi was released in February 1995. Delphi is a native code compiler that runs under Window v3.1 or Windows '95. Delphi is essentially object Pascal with similar programming tools found in Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0
  • PHP Introduced

    PHP Introduced
    PHP is an open source server-side scripting language designed for Web development to produce dynamic Web pages. It is one of the first developed server-side scripting languages to be embedded into an HTML source document rather than calling an external file to process data.