A Brief History of Programming Languages

This is based on the Wikipedia article Timeline of Programming Languages as it appeared on 2/15/18. The article itself is much more extensive, this timeline will restrict itself to the better-known languages. This is a highly opinionated list that has some exceptions I’ll probably add eventually… 1954-1957 – Fortran (from concept to implementation) – John …

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Best of FreeBASIC IDE’s, Tools, Libraries, Resources, and More

FreeBasic? FreeBasic is a free and open source compiler that works with Windows, DOS, and Linux. It includes a QuickBasic emulation mode but also has many features of contemporary languages. The most recent version is 1.06 from Feb. 18, 2019. Development appears to have slowed to a crawl. Integrated Development Environments winFBE Last Release: 2019 …

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True Basic

I was recently evaluating True Basic for its potential to migrate an old DOS application to Windows, here is what I learned: True Basic was Basmark Basic back in the day. There is almost no activity on the support forums. The software doesn’t appear to have been updated since 2013. The basic version doesn’t include …

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