PHP

PHP is a server side scripting language that was originally designed for web development but is also used as a general purpose programming language that has been installed on more than 224 million websites and 2.1 million web servers since its creation in 1995. The original acronym was Personal Home Page, but now it stands for Hypertext Preprocessor, which is a recursive acronym. [Read more...]

Perl

Perl is a group of high level, general purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages that were originally developed in 1987 as a general purpose Unix scripting language to make it easier to process reports. In the many years since its original development, Perl has undergone a plethora of changes and revisions, and interestingly, what is known as Perl 6, actually began as a revision of the already existing Perl 5, but ended up evolving into its own separate language. [Read more...]

Java

Java is a general purpose, concurrent, class based, object oriented, computer programming language that is designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. The idea of Java is to allow developers to write the code once and run it anywhere, which has actually been dubbed WORA. This means that code that runs on one platform doesn’t need to be recompiled to run on another platform, saving time in having to rewrite any code for the transition. [Read more...]

ColdFusion

ColdFusion is a commercial rapid web application development platform that was invented in 1995 by JJ and Jeremy Allaire. The original intent of the platform was to make it easier to connect simple HTML pages to a database. Updated versions added in IDE in addition to full scripting language and now advanced features for enterprise integration and development of rich internet applications have also been added. [Read more...]

C++

C++ is a statistically typed, free form, multi paradigm, compiled, general purpose programming language. It is regarded as an intermediate level language since it has features of both high level and low level languages. It was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup beginning in 1979 and is one of the most popular programming languages. It’s been implemented on a wide variety of hardware and operating system platforms and is an efficient compiler to native code. Its application domains include systems software, application software, device drivers, embedded software, high performance server and client applications and entertainment software like video games. [Read more...]

C

C is a general purpose programming language initially developed by Dennis Ritchie between 1973 and 1969 at AT&T Bell Labs. It has facilities for structured programming and allows for lexical variable scope and recursion, like most imperative languages in the ALGOL tradition. There is a static type system that prevents many unintended operations and its design provides constructs that map efficiently to typical machine instructions. This has allowed C to have lasting uses in applications that were formerly coded in assembly language, such as system software like the Unix computer operating system. [Read more...]

C#

C# is a multi paradigm programming language that encompasses strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, procedural, generic, object oriented and component oriented programming disciplines. Developed by Microsoft, C# is one of the programming languages designed for the Common Language Infrastructure. It was intended to be a simple, modern, general purpose, object oriented programming language and the development team was lead by Anders Hejlsberg. C# is on the 5th version, which was released in 2012. [Read more...]

ASP

ASP stands for Active Server Pages, but is also known as Classic ASP or ASP Classic. It is Microsoft’s first server side script engine for dynamically generated web pages and was initially released as an add on to Internet Information Services (IIS) through the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack. Subsequently, it was included as a free component of Windows Server. [Read more...]