Aug 7, 2010

BASIC Language

BASIC stands for Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code is a group of high level programming language. Literally, BASIC has the meaning "all purpose symbolic instruction code that can be used by beginners." Indeed, the term "language BASIC" here can also be interpreted into a language for beginners, or in other words, referred to as the basic language, but it felt not right, considering that BASIC can also be used by expert programmers.

BASIC was first developed in 1963 by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz from Dartmouth College, to allow access to computers for students majoring in other than exact science. At that time, almost all computers need software, and this time there is no software that is sold freely, so that only certain people can use computers, ie, the mathematicians and scientists, because they can build their own software. BASIC language, having created a booming and much modified. Language would become the most popular language used on microcomputers in the late 1970s and home computers in the 1980s. And until recently, a language dialects evolved several times.

source:http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/BASIC
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