Math in Computing

Modern Computers and Mathematics

What are some popular programming languages used to run today’s computers and devices?

As stated above, programming languages are the software that keep your computer running smoothly. Some of the first programming languages included COBOL (COmmon Business-Oriented Language) and FORTRAN (derived from IBM’s Mathematical Formula Translating System). More modern programming languages need to be written for newer applications and devices, and include JAVA, which is used to run many applications, including one of the more popular mobile operating systems, called Android; C #, developed by one of the largest computer companies, Microsoft; and C/C++, used for a multitude of applications, such as systems software, device drivers, high-performance servers, and even video gaming software.


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