[INFOGRAPHIC] Evolution of Computer Languages

Filed in by Angela Bartels | May 17, 2011 11:15 am

All the cloud[1] 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.

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Sources:
http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
http://www.wikipedia.org/
www.weather.gov/oh/hrl/developers…/Fortran_Software_Standards.pdf
http://www.rbgsys.com/news/usps-goes-open-source-with-tracking-system
http://www.python.org/about/success/usa/
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/blog.php?post=2356432130
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/01/16/space.mars.java.reut/index.html

Endnotes:
  1. cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/

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