Our lives are now incomplete without certain gadgets and applications. For instance, you use Google to search almost anything and Facebook to connect with your peers and family. But, have you ever thought whether how these applications were developed? Do not worry. Here in this post, I am going to share you the programming languages that the leading applications such as Google, Facebook and YouTube depend on.
Programming languages used in Google, Facebook, Microsoft etc
Google Search’s first avatar, Backrub was initially written in Python and Java. At present, the front end of Google is written in C and C++ and its prestigious crawlers (Spyders) relied on Python in the beginning. But as the time went on, the crawler continued to crash and the indexes got updated with old information, so the company developer a new crawler in C++ which is good enough to handle incremental index updates.
Google Chrome relies on the Python, Assembly and C++.
The Adobe products such as Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop, etc are written in C/C++.
Mac OS X from the family of Apple is written in Objective C and its kernel is also written in C. Embedded C++ is used by the IO PnP subsystem in Mac OS X.
While the Windows 10 Operating System is written in C++, its kernel is written in C. On the other hand, the applications such as Powerpoint, Excel and Word are also written in C/C++.
YouTube currently relies on Python programming language. But the application was initially written in PHP. The company stuck with Python till it was acquired by Google.
Linux is written mostly in C programming language. The apps in it are written in Python and the KDE is C++. Assembly code is also used in the Linux kernels.
The most widely used cloud storage application in the world relies on Python as its main programming language.
Reddit was initially written in Common Lisp and was later written once again in Python in 2005 for better flexibility and access to the plethora of code libraries in Python.
We all know that the creators of Quora worked for Facebook in the beginning. But they selected Python as it is expressive and very easy to write. One of its internal systems, Livenode in which the site displays the content is written partly in Python.
Let us know about your favorite programming language in the comments section below. Also share us the tools and IDE that you use to code in them. We’d love to hear about it from you.
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