The History of Programming
Languages
By:
Mr. Martin
Computer Support and Management
Class
08/15/2010
What are Programming
Languages?
Programming languages are software
that enables the user to communicate
with the computer.
Types of Programming Languages
Assembly – machine language
code
Fortran – language dedicated to
mathematics
Basic – Beginner’s All-purpose
Symbolic Instruction Code
Cobol – COmmon Business
Oriented Language
C, C++ – originally dedicated to
UNIX platforms
JavaFXscript – used to create
rich graphical interface for the
Web
C# – the main language of the
.NET environment
(Example of Programming in Basic)
Programming Languages History
First Language written by Ada Lovelace to be
used on Charles Babbage’s computer - 18421843
Autocode - 1952
Cobol – 1959
Basic – 1964
C – 1972
C++ – 1980
C# – 2000
JavaFXscript – 2005-2007
Works Cited
Name of Site: The History of Programming Languages and their
Evolution
URL: http://www.scriptol.com/programming/history.php
What I found at this site: Programming Language Names
Dates
Discriptions
Name of Site: History of programming languages
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_programming_languages
What I found at this site: Dates
Discriptions
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