Is Ada the name of the first computer language?

by Geethalakshmi 2010-03-25 10:01:01

Is Ada the name of the first computer language?

Ada Byron Lovelace

It's true that many people consider the first computer program to have been written by Ada Byron Lovelace. Ada — a high-level Pascal-based programming language is named for her. The first scientific programming languages were written in the 1950s; IBM's FORTRAN was the first major scientific computer language, and is still used in some programs today. Ada Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, loved mathematics. Her translation of and accompanying notations to an article about Charles Babbage's analytical engine have been called the first computer program. Lovelace broke ground as a woman in a mostly man's world of math and science. In her honor, March 24 is known as Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to recognize the achievements of females in technology and science. Both men and women should feature women and their accomplishments in a blog post today!

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