Programming Language

A programming language is a special language programmers use to develop applications, scripts, or other set of instructions for computers to execute. The following is an index of the different programming and scripting languages currently listed on our site.

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

F#
FORTRAN
FoxPro
Go
GW Basic
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 overwhelming. Figuring out where to start depends on the computer programming you want to do. The next section is a listing of some of the different fields of programming, as well as the languages to consider for each.

Note: There are several programming languages listed above that may not be in the following categories. That's because we have elected to list the most popular choices in order to avoid confusion.

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 with on a daily basis. 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 following 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 following 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 following 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 following languages.

Computer drivers or other hardware interface development

Computer drivers and programming hardware interface support are a necessity for hardware functionality. If you're interested in writing your own drivers or software interfaces for hardware devices, you should consider the following languages.

Internet and web page development

Internet and web page development are the essence of the Internet. Without developers, the Internet would not exist. If you're interested in creating your own web pages, developing Internet applications, or Internet related tasks, you should consider the following languages.

Script development

Although it is not likely to become a career, knowing how to create and develop scripts can increase productivity for you or your company; saving you countless hours. If you're interested in developing your own scripts, consider the following languages.

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Also see: Hello World, Programming, Programming terms