A Programming Language for Everyone

The Art of Writing Software

Software is more than obscure computer code. It’s an art form: a meticulously-crafted literature that enables complex conversations between humans and machines. From FORTRAN to sophisticated programs in use today, discover the technology, creativity, hard work, and technique behind these elegant languages. Software pioneers share their stories.

A Programming Language for Everyone

Thousands of programming languages have been invented, and hundreds are still in use. Some are general-purpose, while others are designed for particular classes of applications.

Few new languages are truly new; most have been influenced by others that came before.