Programming language

A programming language is a computer language programmers use to develop applications, scripts, or other set of instructions for a computer to execute. Below is a listing of different programming languages and scripting languages currently listed in our site.

ALGOL
Ada
AIML
Assembly
AutoHotkey
BASIC
Batchfile
BCPL
C
C#
C++
COBOL
CPL
D
DarkBASIC
dBASE

FORTRAN
FoxPro
Go
HDML
HTML
Java
JavaScript
JCL
LISP
Live Script
LOGO
Matlab
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Pick

Python
Prolog

QBasic
R
Ruby
SGML
Smalltalk
SQL
Tcl
True BASIC
VHDL
Visual Basic
Visual FoxPro
WML
WHTML
XML

ProgrammingUsers who are new to computer programming may find the above list confusing and may not be sure where to start. Where to start depends on the computer programming you want to do. Below is a listing of some of the different fields of programming as well as what language you should consider for each of these fields.

Note: There are several programming languages listed above that may not be listed in a category below that they are capable of doing. Instead of listing every language under every category below, we have just listed some of the more popular choices for each category.

Application and Program development
Artificial Intelligence development
Database development
Game development
Computer drivers or other hardware interface development
Internet and web page development
Script development

Applications and Program development

Application and program development involves programs you work on a daily bases. For example, the Internet browser you are using to view this web page is considered a program. If you are interested in writing your own programs you should consider the below languages.

Artificial Intelligence development

Artificial Intelligence or related fields could involve anything from creating the character interactions in computer games, portions of programs that make the decisions in programs, chatbots, or any other related programs. If you're interested in writing your own AI you should consider the below languages.

Database development

Database developers create and maintain databases. If you're interested in creating your own database or maintaining other databases you should consider any of the below languages.

Game development

Game development involves the development of computer games or other entertainment software. If you're interested in writing your own games you should consider the below languages.

Computer drivers or other hardware interface development

Computer drivers and programming hardware interface support is a necessity for computers to operate with the hardware; without it your computer wouldn't work. If you're interested in writing your own drivers or software interfaces for hardware devices you should consider the below languages.

Internet and web page development

The Internet and web page development is the essence of the Internet, without developers we would have no Internet. If you're interested in creating your own web pages, developing Internet applications, or Internet related tasks, you should consider the below languages.

Script development

Although not likely to be a career, knowing how to create and develop scripts to increase your productivity or your company's can save you countless hours. If you're interested in developing your own scripts you should consider the below languages.

Related pages

Also see: Hello World, Programming, Programming terms