History of Programing Languages

Timeline created by aburns545
  • Plankalkül

    Translates into "Plan Calculus." Used for engineering purposes and designed by Konrad Zuse.
  • Fortran

    Developed in Southern California by IBM. Applicable areas in science in engineering. Stands for The IBM Mathematical FORmula TRANslating System.
  • MATH-MATIC

    Designed to supercede FORTRAN. Created by a group led by Charles Katz.
  • Lisp

    A group of programming languages with full Polish prefixes. Favored for AI research and used as a practical mathematical notation.
  • RPG

    A high-level programming language used for business purposes. Released by IBM
  • BASIC

    Stands for Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. Developed by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz at Dartmouth College to grant computer access to students not well versed in science.
  • LOGO

    A dialect of Lisp created by Daniel G. Bobrow, Wally Feurzeig, Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon. Used for educational purposes.
  • COBOL

    The COmmon Business-Oriented Language was designed by Grace Hopper. Used for business, finance, and administrative systems.
  • B

    Developed at Bell labs for nonnumeric applications, C language has rendered it obsolete.
  • PASCAL

    Designed by Niklaus Wirth to encourage structured programming and data structuring.
  • ML

    Developed by Robin Milner at the University of Edinburg. ML stands for MetaLanguage. Uses Hindley–Milner type inference algorithm so that it can infer expressions autonomously without annotations.
  • C

    Designed in AT&T Bell labs, C is the descendant of B language. A very widely used language and a predecessor to many programming languages used today.
  • SQL

    Stands for Structured Query Language. SQL was designed by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce and specializes in data insert, query, update and delete, schema creation and modification, and data access control.
  • C++

    An intermediate language designed in Bell labs. An upgrade from C language. Adds features that pertain to objects and is used for many applications including videogaming.
  • ADA

    ADA was designed by a team of programmers lead by Jean Ichbaiah contracted by the United States DoD to reduce the number of programming languages used by the DoD.
  • Visual Basic

    Third generation language realeased by Microsoft. Designed to provide a more convenient way to program
  • Python

    A general purpose, high-level language developed by Guido van Rossum.
  • Javascript

    An open source script often used in websites. The language's similaries with Java in that it has a similar name and some similar terms. Also used in PDF documents.
  • Delphi

    Developed by Borland to provide an easier method of coding in Windows. Was based off of Turbo Pascal
  • JAVA

    Designed by Sun Microsystems to allow a program to be written on one computer and run on a different one. The program Minecraft is written in.
  • PHP

    An open source languages used for website design released by Rasmus Lerdorf.