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Firsts

A list of programming languages is not very informative, so I compiled this list.
(Right. Like this page really has a serious purpose.)

1973 - First program in Fortran
1974 - First program in Basic
1978 - First program in Pascal
1979 - First program in Lisp
1983 - First program in Modula-2
1984 - First VCR program
1984 - First program for DOS
1984 - First program for Windows (barely)
1985 - First program for Unix
1985 - First program in C
1986 - First used SQL (with Oracle)
1987 - First program in AWK
1992 - First program in C++ (maybe 1989? When did g++ come out?)
1992 - First program in Visual Basic
1992 - Second program for Windows
1993 - First Web page
1994 - First program in Java
1998 - First program in Perl
1999 - First ATL/COM program (not counting some small stuff in 1996)
1999 - First Java servlets
1999 - First IBM mainframe program (since 1973)
2002 - First PHP script
2003 - First full dynamic web application: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Java