Age of All Programming Languages

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This article lists the age of All Programming Languages along with interesting points. Programming Languages did not start when you think like Python is older than Java. It all started from 1949.

Interesting points before we take a look at the complete list:

  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript go together but all three languages where developed in different points in time with a difference of 4 years. HTML came first in 1993 followed by JavaScript in 4th December 1995 and CSS in December 17, 1996.

  • The first Programming Languages where developed in 1949 and this includes Machine Code and Assembly Programming Language.

  • Python is 4 years older than Java. Python was developed in 20th February 1991 and Java was developed in 23rd May 1995. As of 2021, Java is 26 years old and Python is 30 years old. The fact is Python came to limelight around 2010s while Java was on the spotlight from the beginning.

  • Python was ported to support Java 6 years before supporting C. Jython (Python support for Java) was released in 17th January 2001 and Cython (Python support for C) was released in 28th July 2007. This was Jython 20 years old and Cython 14 years old.

  • Bash was released 17 years after C. Bash was released in June 8, 1989 while C was released in 1972.

  • JavaScript was released 7 months after Java Programming Language.

  • ArXiv was launched 2 years before HTML was launced. ArXiv is 30 years old but HTML is 28 years old. Did you get it?

Go through the age of all major Programming Languages and see which one shocks you.

Age of All major Programming Languages are as follows:

Programming Language Year Invented Age (in years)
Machine code 1949 72 years
Assembly 1949 72 years
HTML 1993 28 years
JavaScript 4th December 1995 25 years
CSS 17th December 1996 24 years
C 1972 49 years
C++ 1985 36 years
Java 23rd May 1995 26 years
Python 20th February 1991 30 years
Ruby 1995 26 years
Rust July 7, 2010 11 years
GoLang November 10, 2009 12 years
Ada February 1980 41 years
ALGOL 58 1958 63 years
AppleScript 1993 28 years
Lisp 1958 63 years
Bash June 8, 1989 32 years
BASIC May 1, 1964 57 years
Batch Script 1995 26 years
C# 2000 21 years
Clojure 2007 14 years
COBOL 1959 62 years
Common Lisp 1984 37 years
Cython 28th July 2007 14 years
Dart October 10, 2011 10 years
D December 8, 2001 20 years
Delphi 1995 26 years
ECMAScript 1997 24 years
Elixir 2011 10 years
Erlang 1986 35 years
Fortran 1957 64 years
Apache Groovy 2003 18 years
Haskell 1990 31 years
Jython 17th January 2001 20 years
Kotlin July 22, 2011 10 years
Netwide Assembler (NASM) October 1996 25 years
Pascal 1970 51 years
Perl February 1, 1988 33 years
PHP June 8, 1995 26 years
PowerShell November 14, 2006 15 years
Processing.js 2008 13 years
Prolog 1972 49 years
R August 1993 28 years
Swift June 2, 2014 7 years
TeX 1978 43 years
TypeScript 1 October 2012 8 years
Verilog 1984 37 years
VHDL 1980 41 years

Age of which Programming Language shocked you?

With this article at OpenGenus, you know when major Programming Languages where released. Enjoy.