The A to Z of programming languages

For the past few years, Computerworld Australia has undertaken a series of investigations into interesting programming languages and the people that use them. We have spoken to numerous interesting characters about why they created the language, the progress it has made in the developer world, and what achievements they are most proud of.

While the alphabet is by no means complete, we have racked up a fair amount of interviews, which are available here for you to peruse.

  • B: Bash (Chet Ramey), Bourne shell (Steve Bourne)
  • C: C++ (Bjarne Stroustrup), C# (Anders Hejlsberg), Coldfusion (Jeremy Allaire), COBOL
  • D: D (Walter Bright)
  • E: Erlang (Joe Armstrong)
  • F: F# (Don Syme), Forth (Charles H. Moore), Falcon (Giancarlo Niccolai)
  • G: Groovy (Guillaume Laforge)
  • H: Haskell (Simon Peyton-Jones)
  • I: Intercal (Don Woods)
  • J: Javascript (Brendain Eich)
  • K:
  • L: Lua (Prof. Roberto Ierusalimschy)
  • M: MATLAB (Cleve Moler), Modula-3 (Luca Cardelli)
  • N:
  • O: Objective-C (Brad Cox}
  • P: Perl (Larry Wall), Python (Guido van Rossum)
  • Q:
  • R:
  • S: Smalltalk-80 (Alan Kay)
  • T: TCL (John Ousterhout)
  • U:
  • V:
  • W:
  • X:
  • Y: Yacc (Stephen C. Johnson)
  • Z:
  • If you have an idea for a programming language we are yet to cover, please contact Chloe Herrick at

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