Science Quiz / Programming Language Creators

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Quiz Updated Dec 22, 2011

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Creator(s) + Year Released Programming Language % Correct
James Gosling (1995)Java
78.6%
Dennis M. Ritchie (1972)C
73.2%
Bjarne Stroustrup (1979)C++
70.2%
Guido van Rossum (1991)Python
61.1%
Yukihiro Matsumoto (1995)Ruby
57.6%
Larry Wall (1987)Perl
57.5%
(Bonus!) Regarded as the world's first computer programmer (1842)Ada Lovelace
43.8%
Grace Hopper (1959)COBOL
41.3%
John Backus (1957)Fortran
40.1%
John McCarthy and Steve Russell (1958)Lisp
36.2%
Creator(s) + Year Released Programming Language % Correct
Rasmus Lerdorf (1995)PHP
35.7%
Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson (2009)Go
35.2%
Anders Hejlsberg (2001)C#
31.1%
Brendan Eich (1995)JavaScript
29.5%
John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz (1964)BASIC
24.5%
Guy L. Steele Jr. (1970s)Scheme
23.3%
Martin Odersky (2003)Scala
19.6%
Joe Armstrong (1987)Erlang
18.3%
James Strachan, Guillaume Laforge (2003)Groovy
10.3%
 
Number % Answered
19 (all)
3.4%
17-18
3.4%
15-16
5.6%
13-14
8.5%
11-12
10.4%
9-10
11.8%
7-8
12.5%
5-6
12.2%
3-4
12.7%
1-2
19.6%

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