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Top Programming Languages in the History of Programming


When scrolling through articles, I find numerous articles named like, "Top Programming Languages of 2020, 2021, 2019" and so on... So, I thought maybe these are the best for this year. But they will change next year. Right? So, I am writing this post. Some of the best programming languages in the history of programming. Let's get right into it. Shall we?

How do I determine these are the best?

There are numerous factors like, no. of jobs, communities, etc. Such as, some of them are how users are there? How easily can you find an answer if you are stuck? Which companies want it? No. of jobs? etc.

Assembly Language - 1949 by David Wheeler

Assembly is one of the oldest known programming language, often considered as the first language ever. It was made by David Wheeler. It is often considered that it was made by Kathleen Booth in 1947. But that assembly didn't look anything like modern days. It was kind of mathematical representation of computer operations. There is not much about Assembly language.

FORTRAN - 1957 by John Backus

It is also another old programming language but it is still in use today. It's full form is FORmula TRANslation. Not much to say as well.

BASIC - 1964 by Students of Dartmouth College

It was developed by a group of students. It was developed for people who didn't understand mathematics or computers as good. Later, it was further developed by Microsoft and was the company's first marketable product.

C - 1972 by Dennis Ritchie

C language was developed mainly for use with Unix based systems. Many modern day languages are derivatives of it. Like, C#, JavaScript, etc. It is still used today by some of the biggest tech giants, like, Google, Apple, Facebook, etc.

C++ - 1983 by Bjarne Stroustrup

C++ is a modified version of the C language. It introduced many enhancements like classes, templates, etc. Some of the high-performance software like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop are made using this language.

Python - 1991 by Guido van Rossum

Python is one the most popular languages today. It recently crossed Java and became the second most popular language according to the TIOBE index. It is a very high-level programming language. Companies like, Google, yahoo, Spotify use it. It is a very easy to learn language.

Java - 1995 by James Gosling

Java is an cross-platform language. Java created the famous quote "Write once, run anywhere." because you can actually write Java once and run it on any Java enabled device without any changes. It is still one of the most demanded language. Most Android apps are created using Java.

PHP - 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf

Formerly known as ‘Personal Home Page’ which now stands for ‘Hypertext Preprocessor’. Its primary uses include building and maintaining dynamic web pages, as well as server-side development. Some companies like, Facebook, WordPress and Joomla use it.

JavaScript - 1995 by Brendan Eich

It is primarily used for dynamic web development, PDF documents, web browsers. Almost every major website uses JavaScript. Gmail, Adobe Photoshop are some well-known examples.

Go - 2009 by Google

Due to its simple and modern structure, Go has gained popularity among some of the largest tech companies around the world.

Swift - 2014 by Apple

Apple developed it as a replacement for C, C++, Objective-C. Swift was developed with the intention to be easier than the languages mentioned before and less errors.


No language is the best. These are some of the well known languages in the history of programming. Hope you liked the post.The one which is easier for you to learn and use is always the best. But wait, there's a bonus for you, since you scrolled till the end.


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Bonus language


Sorry, but just wanted to have some fun. Ok, It's the End. LOL. >_<


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