Programming Languages: A Form Of Language: The Evolution Of Programming Language

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Programming Languages Programming language is a form of language that is designed to communicate instructions to a computer; the language can be used to control the behavior of the computer or calculate math equations. There are five generations of programming languages that have been developed from the 1930’s to present day. These programs make it capable for computers to perform a number of applications from computing algorithms to directing the behavior of the computer. Once the first computers were created programming languages took longer to develop. This can be attributed to the small amount of resources that were available for computer use (Tratt, L., & Welc, A). Computers were seen as a luxury item and took awhile to really catch on. Programming languages for computers are developed with the primary objective of facilitating a large number of people without knowing in detail the internal structure of a computer (V.Rajaraman). There are large amounts of programming languages that have been developed, over a thousand, and each will cater to a different application (V. Rajaraman). These languages are divided into five different classifications or generations. As the new…show more content…
Rajaraman). This generation of programming was when the evolution of programming really began to catch on. Before the 1950’s computers had very small memory and were known to be very slow. The development of assembly language was important because now computers could operate at a higher level of language. Now-a-days programs are written in assembly language only in applications, which are cost sensitive, or time critical as efficiency of machine code is of paramount importance in these types of applications (V.

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