Saturday, February 27, 2010

Generation of Programming Language

The term ‘generation’ of computer languages is used to categorize the generic enhancements in various computer language. It shows the step-by-step evolution of programming languages. Each generation indicates significant progress towards making computers easier to use.

Computer languages by generation are classified as follow:

1)First Generation (late 1940)-Machine Language.
2)Second Generation (early 1950s)-Assembly Language.
3)Third Generation (late 1970s through 1970s)-High Level programming language.
4)Fourth Generation (late 1970 on words)-Includes a whole range of query languages and other tools.

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