The History of Computer Programming Languages

Timeline created by pragyapandya
  • BASIC

    The original version of this was designed by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz. BASIC was designed for people other than those in the computer science field. They wanted other people to take advantage of computers and programming. BASIC stands for Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
  • B

    This programming language was created by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. B was designed for non-numeric and machine independent applications, such as system and languages software.
    The name B comes from an older programming language called BCLP (although it isn't really used now a days)
  • ADA

    This was developed by a French computer scientist named Jean Ichbiah to replace other specialized programming languages in the military projects. ADA was named after Ada Lovelace, who was considered to the be first computer programmer.