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The History of Computer Programming Languages

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Transcript of The History of Computer Programming Languages

FORTRAN (1957)
Future Starts Here
The History of Computer Languages
Keswick Chu
Joycelyn To

What is it?
Computer Programming Language:
language that express a set of detailed instructions for a computer
ENIAC (1942)
What?
E
lectronic
N
umerical
I
ntegrator
A
nd
C
omputer
The First PC
Physical to Electrical

Von Neumann (1945)
2 Theories
Shared-program technique concept
Conditional control transfer concepts
Short Code (1946)
First Programming Language
Requirements
50x slower
Grace Hopper (1951)
LISP (1958)
AlGOL(1958)
What?
BASIC
B
eginner's
A
ll-purpose
S
ymbolic
I
nstruction
C
ode
Non-computer Science People
John Kemeny & Thomas Kurtz (1964)
COBOL (1959)
Grace Hopper

CO
mmon
B
usiness-
O
riented
L
anguage
Business
Pascal(1968)
C++ (1983)
Visual Basic(1991)
GUI
RAD
Link to data base easily
Java(1995)
Formula Translating System
High-level programming language
Variable
Contains 32 statements
Who?
Navy Rear Admiral
Computer Scientist
First Compiler
"Debugging"
COBOL
LISt Processing(LISP)
John McCarthy
Unique
Artificial intelligence
ALGOrithmic Language
Syntax
Block structure
Great influence
Replaced soon
Invented by Niklaus Wirth
Teaching language.
Doesn't have a design window
Only consists code window
Definition
Concept
cookies?
Object Oriented Programming(1970)
First developed as a language of interactive TV
Than internet browser
Transfer statement to bytecode that can be interpreted on everywhere
WORA
Babbage's Invention (1837)
Name: Analytical Machine
Calculator
Storage
Components
Mill
Store
Reader
Printer
Significance
opened up new ideas
General Purpose
Object oriented program
Intermediate level programming language
Larry Wall
Broadly applied
Perl (1987)
Cool Facts
Video Games
CRT Amusement Device (1947)
Tennis for Two (1958)
SpaceWar! (1961)
Snake (Late 1970s)

Hello
Everyone
Y2K - The New Millennium
Going back in time?

Thank You!
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