Computer Programmer Facts
Tech-News 07-Jan-2017

Computer Programmer Facts

You probably use computers and programs on a daily basis, but you might not be aware that the first “pre-computers” didn’t even use electricity or that the first computer programmer was a woman. So here are some computer programmer facts.

Computers have a huge impact on our life, and computer programs tell those computers what to do and how to do it. For both good and bad, computer programs have altered our existence, so it’s about time you learned a little something about them.

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  • In 1801, Joseph Marie Jacquard invented the Jacquard loom a mechanical, automated loom. Changeable punched cards controlled the operation of the loom.
  • First Computer Programmer: ADALovlace
    • in 1842-1843, Lovelace translated an article about Charles Babbage’s an algorithm that is cited as the first computer program.
    • She also theorized the computer could, one day, play music and chess.
    • Ada, a U.S. Department of Defense computer language is named in her honor.
  • In 1889, HERMAN HOLLERITH developed the idea of the electric tabulating system, A Machine that could read data. Hollerith also used punched cards, known as hollerith cards, after experimenting with paper tape.
  • Developed in 1937 and tested in 1942, the first electronic digital computer, the atanasoff-Berry Computer(ABC) was designed to solve linear equations.
  • Used in World War 2, the colossus machines were the first programmable electronic digital computers.
  • In 1947, Grace Murray Hopper, an admiral in the U.S. Navy and computer programming pioneer, documented the first actual computer ‘bug’ when a moth got trapped in the Mark 2 Aiken Relay Calculator. They removed the moth and debugged the computer.
  • On May 6, 1949, EDSAC ran its first program: calculating a table of squares and a list of prime numbers.

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  • Invested by John Backus of IBM in 1954.
  • It was released commercially in 1957.
  • A high level programming language is one that is far removed from the computer’s instruction architecture. It is typically more user friendly than low level programming languages.

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Computer Programmer Facts