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Who invented this coding concept? :/

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    Which?
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    Redundancy? Necessity?
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    The empty void kind?
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    @iiii the first ever programming language?@iamai No, actually I am asking about the source of the invention of coding, programming. Not the reason.
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    @C0D4 any kind
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    You mean how coding got started? Like with punchcards and before that mechanical stuff?
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    @alexbrooklyn kind of. I just want to know which legendary person or event gave birth to this coding and all programming languages. :)
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    I'm waiting for someone to post a wiki or documentary. What's the bot again to search?
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    @lmgtfy first programming language
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    @Sabyasachi time and survival.

    If you follow the evolution of life all the way back to the dawn of time, at some point something started to count and hoard possessions, this eventually lead to math, which lead to doing math faster, which lead to programming, which lead to AI.

    I don't think 1 "person" can be attributed to the creation of counting things.

    Serious answer:
    Charles Babbage is supposedly responsible for computers - so this guy?
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    The mainstream, textbook answer is Ada Lovelace who programmed Babbage's machine. Although I think this is kinda disputed.

    She might just be the first programmer in the same vein of Columbus being the first ever human to discover America.
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    Programming languages aren't actually created, they're discovered. However, they're often not found to be useful until much later.

    Clojure was actually the first language, found in a cave in Texas in 1847. However, no-one really knew what to do with it until over 100 years later.

    Serious answer - agree it's probably Lovelace. Compiled languages are easier to answer for - that was Hopper.
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    Also Alonzo Church and his lambdas
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    I think the First Language was called „A“
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    @matt-jd holy crap we have a bot for that? Maybe we could have a list of utility devRant bots somewhere... or do we already?
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    @Sabyasachi ... and yeah, you could just use your Google-fu. I refuse to believe there's anyone here whose Google-fu sucked so bad they wouldn't be able to find answers to suc such simple questions.
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    @100110111 maybe someone could make a bot bot 🤔
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    lazy people
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    The fish that crawled out of water did.

    Don't ask how, no one else was around..
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    Modern programming language? John Backus and his team at IBM created Fortran in 1957 as a "formula translator" for scientific computations.

    Theory behind them? A bunch of people invented various bases of computation, the most famous of which are probably Alan Turing's Turing machine, Church and Rosser's lambda calculus, and Haskell Curry's combinator calculus (there were others who also worked on this, like Godel and so on).

    Not that Fortran was particularly based on any of the above, it took a while for languages to be put on solid theoretical ground.
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    Babbage
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    I did. As soon as I finish my time machine.
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    if this is not a shitpost and you are definitely interested, then checkout this video playlist : https://youtube.com/playlist/... . One of the best and shortest way to cover a lot of history around the what, why and how of computers

    ( ps: @SortOfTested, please don't be offended but i feel this would be you irl ^_^! )
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    @100110111 best I can do is: @highlight, @devDNS (down cause RPi is broken) and @RandomQuote (ran out of quotes) but their might be more out there
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    @Jedidja i shouldnt use superlatives. forgot @-translate
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    Adam and Eve
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