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The History of Programming Languages

  Klint Finley      2011-07-28 09:00:23      2,469    0    0

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quality_code_matrix.jpg Rackspace recently published a nice infographic on the evolution of programming languages. It starts with FORTRAN and COBOL and runs through Ruby on Rails (which, yes, is a framework and not a language).

Unfortunately, it omits such influential languages as  Lisp,  ALGOL 60 and  Smalltalk. But including every important language ever would make for a pretty long infographic.

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The popularity stats at the end are apparently sourced from the oft criticized TIOBE. You can find the full sized graphic and bibliography here.


Source : http://www.readwriteweb.com/hack/2011/07/the-history-of-programming-languages-infographic.php

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