Fun Facts about Computer Programming

  • The C language is written in C.
  • The first high-level programming language was FORTRAN invented in 1954 by IBM’s John Backus.
  • The first computer virus was created in 1983.
  • The first computer programmer was a female, Ada Lovelace.
  • The first computer game was “Spacewar” designed in 1961.
  • Programming and coding are not the same. Coder is clearly instructed on what should be done. Programmer must be able to imagine a broad set of solutions before writing codes.
  • In programming there is a thing called “constant variable”.
  • In programming algorithms, root comes at the top.
  • Programming language Java was originally designed for interactive TV, but digital cable industry was not ready for the technology.
  • Programming language Python came out as a result of boredom of its author Van Rossum during the Christmas week of 1989.
  • Python is one of the official languages at Google and NASA.
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