Programming Language

Updated: 07/14/2017 by Computer Hope

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

Computer programming languages

A-C D-J L-Q R-Z

ActionScript
ALGOL
Ada
AIML *
Assembly
AutoHotkey
Babel
BASIC
Batchfile
BCPL
Brooks
C
C#
C++
Clojure
COBOL
CoffeeScript
CPL
CSS *
Curl
Curry

D
DarkBASIC
Datalog
dBASE
Dylan
F
F#
FORTRAN
FoxPro
Go

GW Basic
Haskell
HDML *
HTML *
ksh
Java
JavaScript
JCL
Julia

LISP
LiveScript
LOGO
Lua
Matlab
MUMPS
Nim
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Pick
PureBasic
Python
Prolog
QBasic

R
Racket
Reia
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
SGML *
Simula
Smalltalk
SQL *
Swift
Tcl
Turbo Pascal
True BASIC
VHDL
Visual Basic
Visual FoxPro
WML *
WHTML *
XML *
YAML *

* Note: Languages marked with an asterisk (*) in the above list are not a programming language. These are markup languages, style sheet languages, and database management languages that are included in the list for those who may consider them as a programming language.

ProgrammingThose new to computer programming may find the above list overwhelming. Figuring out where to start depends on the type of 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 is because we have elected to list the most popular choices to avoid confusion.

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 developing a program, you should consider the following languages.

Artificial Intelligence development

Artificial Intelligence or related fields involve creating the character interactions in computer games, portions of programs that make decisions, chatbots, and more. If you're interested in developing an AI, you should consider the following languages.

Database development

Database developers create and maintain databases. If you're interested in creating or maintaining a database, 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 developing a game, 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 developing 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 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 scripts, consider the following languages.

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