Birth of a Whole New – and High Level – Language

September 20, 2011 | posted in: Tech Chronicles | by

Technology that Shapes Our Lives September 20, 1954 The first FORTRAN program is run at IBM. Fortran is a general-purpose, procedural, imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. Originally developed by IBM for scientific and engineering applications, Fortran came to dominate this area of programming early on, and has..

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