50 years of programming history

I stumbled on a couple of articles recently pointing out the history of programming languages. What originally pointed me at this was an article in Nikhil Kothari's blog. He pointed to a chart on O'Reilly's website which listed out the history of programming languages from the 1950's right through to the present. It's amazing to see which languages influenced others... and how old some are. I personally had no idea that Ruby had been around since February 1993 (Same approximate time as AppleScript).

Check it out... it's worth a look!

There's also a good textual history of programming languages in Wikipedia, not quite as visual, or as complete, but also interesting.