Veracode Studies Evolution of Software Languages and Their Security in Latest Infographic

BURLINGTON, Mass. – April 16, 2013 - Veracode, Inc., the leader in cloud-based application security testing, today introduced a History of Programming Languages infographic, which illustrates the evolution of programming languages, compares each language in terms of security and provides tips for secure programming practices.


Since the development of the first computer programming language by Ada Lovelace in 1883, programming languages have matured to include languages used for mobile platforms and web applications.The History of Programming Languages infographic offers a snapshot of the evolution of programming languages used by the more than 1.2 million computer programmers and software developers in the US alone.

In addition to outlining the history of languages and how each is traditionally used, the infographic provides information on what type of vulnerabilities are most common in programs developed in each language and which flaws are most typically fixed once discovered.

For the most part, it does not matter what language a programmer is using. Even the best developers can make mistakes in any language,said Chris Eng, vice president of research, Veracode. Using secure coding techniques has a much larger impact on security than which language a programmer is using. This is why, in addition to creating a timeline of programming language history and outlining the types of flaws common to each language, we are also offering tips for secure programming in this infographic.

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