What was the first computer programming language?
Short Code, proposed by John Mauchly in 1949, is considered the first high-level programming language. It was designed to represent mathematical expressions in a format readable by human beings. However, because it had to be translated into machine code before being executed, it had relatively slow processing speeds.
Other early programming languages were developed in the 1950s and 1960s, including Autocode, COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language), FLOW-MATIC, and LISP (list processor). Of these, only COBOL and LISP are still in use today.