Evolution of Computer Languages [Infographic]



In college, although my major was in Information Systems not Computer Science, my program required me to take a few computer programming classes where I learned the basics of Visual C++, Java, Javascript and PHP. I remember me and a couple of my friends in the same program also had to take a class in Assembly language together with the Computer Engineering students. Boy, was that an ordeal! We were just glad to be able to pass that subject. Hehe

For me the most interesting computer language to learn is PHP but unfortunately, we only had a short period of time to learn it. Anyways, talking about computer languages or programming languages, let us go back down memory lane with an infographic created by the folks of Rackspace about the Evolution of Computer Languages. There are hundreds of computer languages or programming languages but this infographic features the ones that are the most popular and widely.

From the Rackspace blog:

All the cloud applications you use on the Internet today are written in a specific computer language. What you see as a nice icon on the front end looks like a bunch of code on the back end. It’s interesting to see where computer languages started and how they have evolved over time. There are now a series of computer languages to choose from and billions lines of code. Check out the infographic below to see the computer language timeline and read some fun facts about code along the way.

Evolution of Computer Languages Infographic
Evolution of Computer Languages

Any of you here who are Computer Science majors, self-taught computer programmers or like me, just took a few computer language/programming language classes? Which computer language or programming language do you like or hate the most? Please share your thoughts.

[via Rackspace Blog]

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1 Comment

  1. Sourish @ Iphone 4 jailbreak

    August 2, 2011 at 6:44 AM

    nice inforgraphic. i learned c++ and was a good programmer at one time . But learning php was more important but was not in my syllabus .

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