Some who work with web programming languages also prefix their titles with web. ==History== British countess and mathematician Ada Lovelace is often considered to be the first computer programmer, as she was the first to publish part of a program (specifically an algorithm) intended for implementation on Charles Babbage's analytical engine, in October 1842.


Other firms, such as Computer Sciences Corporation (founded in 1959) also started to grow.


Before that time, computers were programmed either by customers or the few commercial computer manufacturers of the time, such as Sperry Rand and IBM. The software industry expanded in the early 1960s, almost immediately after computers were first sold in mass-produced quantities.


These features aid the users during coding, debugging and testing. ==Globalization== ===Market changes in the UK=== According to BBC News, 17% of computer science students could not find work in their field 6 months after graduation in 2009 which was the highest rate of the university subjects surveyed while 0% of medical students were unemployed in the same survey. ===Market changes in the US=== After the crash of the dot-com bubble (1999–2001) and the Great Recession (2008), many U.S.


"Dreaming in Code" New Left Review 62, March–April 2010, pp. 125–132. ==External links== The US Department of Labor description of: * Computer programmers * Software developers Computer occupations Computer science Software industry Information technology

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