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Timeline of Popular Programming Languages



Fortran

1957 Fortran I (implementation) John W. Backus at IBM


Cobol

1960 COBOL 61 (implementation) The CODASYL Committee


BASIC

1964 BASIC John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz at Dartmouth College


Pascal

1970 Pascal Niklaus Wirth, Kathleen Jensen


Altair BASIC

1975 Altair BASIC Bill Gates, Paul Allen


Interger BASIC

1976 Integer BASIC Steve Wozniak


MATLAB

1978 MATLAB Cleve Moler at the University of New Mexico


C

1978 Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie published the first edition of The C Programming


C++

1980 C with classes Bjarne Stroustrup


Perl

1987 Perl Larry Wall


Python

1989 Python (programming language) Guido van Rossum


1991Visual Basic Alan Cooper, sold to Microsoft


1995 Java James Gosling at Sun Microsystems


1995 PHP Rasmus Lerdorf


1995 Ruby Yukihiro Matsumoto


1995J avaScript Brendan Eich at Netscape


1998 Standard C++ ANSI/ISO Standard C++


2000 C# Anders Hejlsberg, Microsoft (ECMA)


2009 Go Google


2011 C++11 C++ ISO/IEC


2012 Julia Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, Viral Shah, Alan Edelman, MIT


2014 Swift Apple Inc.



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