Timeline of Popular Programming Languages


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


1960 COBOL 61 (implementation) The CODASYL Committee


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


1970 Pascal Niklaus Wirth, Kathleen Jensen

Altair BASIC

1975 Altair BASIC Bill Gates, Paul Allen

Interger BASIC

1976 Integer BASIC Steve Wozniak


1978 MATLAB Cleve Moler at the University of New Mexico


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


1980 C with classes Bjarne Stroustrup


1987 Perl Larry Wall


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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