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The Birth of Visual Basic

“Visual Basic was conceived when “Ruby” met “Embedded Basic” for the first time in August of 1989. Ruby was a “shell construction set” originally created by Alan Cooper and his team of developers, purchased by Bill Gates and Microsoft with the original intent of being included with Windows 3.0. Embedded Basic (EB) was a language [...]

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Debunking the Myth of High-level Languages

“High-level languages are not intrinsically slow! David Chisnall explains how programming in a low-level language can make a compiler’s job harder, essentially wasting effort and slowing down your program’s processing. The closer to the metal you can get while programming, the faster your program will compile — or so conventional wisdom would have you believe. [...]

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The Development of the C Language

“The C programming language was devised in the early 1970s as a system implementation language for the nascent Unix operating system. Derived from the typeless language BCPL, it evolved a type structure; created on a tiny machine as a tool to improve a meager programming environment, it has become one of the dominant languages of [...]

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Dart Programming Language

Dart is a new web programming language developed by Google. It is set to be first unveiled at the GOTO conference, which is held between October 10-12, 2011. The primary intent of Dart is to replace JavaScript. The primary goals of Dart are to solve some of JavaScript’s problems while providing increased performance and security. [...]

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Evolution of Computer Languages

via Evolution of Computer Languages (via rackspace.com/cloud/blog)

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Introducing C++11

So it appears that the next iteration of C++ has officially been dubbed C++11 and has been approved by the technical standards committee. This is the next official iteration of the C++ programming language. The standardization of the language allows it to be used on virtually every machine from every implementation provider. The standardization usually [...]

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A New Programming Language is Created Every Week

“A catalog maintained by Bill Kinnersley of the University of Kansas lists about 2,500 programming languages. Another survey, compiled by Diarmuid Piggott, puts the total even higher, at more than 8,500. And keep in mind that whereas human languages have had millennia to evolve and diversify, all the computer languages have sprung up in just [...]

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