Visual Programming Language

A type of programming language that allows users to code using graphic elements, such as visual expressions or graphic symbols, rather than textual. Most commonly used for educational purposes, but also in multimedia, video game creation, simulations, etc. Some of VPLs are based on the notion of boxes and arrows, like in a flowchart.

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First released 1960s
Developed by Ivan Sutherland

Interesting facts

In 1949, flowcharts were first used to describe a computer program by John von Neuman and Herman Goldstine.


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