The old popular language BASIC which in full means Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code controlled the high level language. It was majorly used as a programming language by those who were using personal computer. Those who were new in the field of programming found BASIC easy to learn and effective to use.
The fact that it was high level and at the same time easy to learn made it very popular when it was introduced. It was meant to give freedom and full control to all the students across different fields. BASIC was the foundation on which most custom software were build a matter that raised programming on personal computer.
Due to the changing technology in the programming field, newer developments and languages came in. Microsoft later modified the language to form Visual Basic which was an upgraded version of the old BASIC. Even though BASIC is no longer very popular, VB has remained one of the most used and stable programming languages.