From Binary Strings to Visual Programming
Starting with the events around the first von Neumann machine in 1945, this paper presents the some of the main steps in the development of programming and high level languages for instructing machinery to perform according need, ideas, or any form of stated requirements. The main emphasis is on Nordic contributions. The paper leads up to present time with the marked influence of the network and its web technology, a technology offering programming light for millions of computer owners and users. Some concern is raised as to the latest trend of regarding documents and programs as being the same notion.
Key wordsComputer programming Nordic history
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