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HOT OR NOT? Programming languages through the years

Recently we asked the question to our twitter followers, what was your first programming language? The answers were super varied but some of the most popular included PHP, Basic and C++.

In 1964, John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz designed the original BASIC language.

@Phaedrus2001 Used GW basic to create a simple drawing app using cursor keys and the spacebar, saving and loading pics in CGA in 4 colours. Until the 1980’s when newer machines came to market and languages such as C were introduced, BASIC was revolutionary. Since then innovation in tech has led to the introduction of modern frameworks and technologies that have revolutionised the user experience. It’s amazing to look at where coding is now and how far it has come!

Developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie, C was one of the most widely used languages of all time designed for structured programming. @Shahtr404 stated it made him feel like a magician!
In recent years, JavaScript, Java, Python, C++ and PHP are amongst the most popular and widely used languages. JavaScript has always been in demand and modern frameworks such as React and Angular have increased the future potential of the “grandfather” of programming languages. Java is included in this list due to its popularity in enterprise and used by 90% of Fortune 500 companies!

Python, first appearing in 1990 by Guido van Rossum is popular amongst “code newbies” and is said to be one of the best languages to learn if you’re starting out as a developer. With data science being one of the most trendy tech job titles, Python is definitely making a resurgence as a result. The language is used by pioneering companies such as NASA and Google… Or you can find it anywhere from web applications to machine learning! With the ability to choose a varied career path from understanding Python, it certainly is here to stay.

Below is a timeline of programming languages created by http://thesoftwareguild.com/


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