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INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Programming Languages

By Techopedia Staff | Last updated: September 23, 2020
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The history of programming languages in one easy infographic.

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There are more than 1.2 million computer programmers and software developers in the United States. If you're one of them, you probably owe a lot to programming languages. After all, they're what make writing programs for specific computations possible. But while you might use a programming language (or three) almost every day, have you ever stopped to think about how these tools have evolved over time? Or even about some of the websites and programs that have been built on these languages?

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This interesting infographic from Veracode traces the history of programming languages from the very first one to the ones that are most popular with programmers today. It also provides some interesting and unusual facts about programming languages. Check it out!

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Infographic by Veracode Application Security

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