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15 Most Influential Top Programmers Who Changed the World

Today, is the age of computers and the world can be turned into a small village which is called “Global Village”. Today is the full of technology age and almost everything can be handled , organized and created using computers. 

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Computer’s can be run using programming languages and these languages are used by programmers. Programmers are those people who writes codes to interacts with the directly computers and also develops a computer software’s.

It is no matter that what kind of computer programmers may be, each and every can contributes something in the society, no matter how trivial.

Yet there are many few which are contributed beyond what a single programmer usually does in an entire lifetime. Programmers are able to writes thousands and sometimes millions lines of codes and keep developing new softwares, apps, mobiles apps, websites and much more.

Ada Lovelace ( Ada Augusta ) was the first programmer in the world and she was a student of Charles Babbage, who can develop a Analytical Engine. Ada Lovelace can wrote lines of codes for the Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.

Here is the list of 15 Top Programmers in the World :

  • Dennis Ritchie
  • Bjarne Stroustrup
  • Linus Torvalds
  • Bill Gates
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Donald Knuth
  • Guido van Rossum
  • Niklaus Wirth
  • James Gosling
  • Ken Thompson
  • Brian Kernighan
  • John George Kemeny
  • Thomas Eugene Kurtz
  • Tim Berners Lee
  • John Backus

In the age of 70’s, In 1973, Dennis Ritchie can created the ” C Programming Language “ which is widely used programming language in today also and many apps and software’s can developed using this language.

“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a Computer because it teaches you how to think”- Steve Jobs

So, i’ll research and sort out the world top famous programmers who can changed our world and develops an imaginable things in real.

15 Most Influential Top Programmers In the World

#1 – Dennis Ritchie

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Dennis Ritchie is the well known programmer who is the creator of C Programming Language. The C programming language is also called the mother of all the programming language because almost all latest language can be developed using C language.

Dennis Ritchie and his colleague Ken Thompson can also received the Turing Award for developing the world most useful UNIX Operating System in the year of 1983.

#2 – Bjarne Stroustrup

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Bjarne Stroustrup is a famous computer scientist, most notable for the creating and developing the many apps and software’s using C++ Programming Language.

He is also a Research Professor and holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at Texas A&M University, as a visiting professor at Columbia University and works at Morgan Stanley.

#3 – Linus Torvalds

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Linus Torvalds can developed the Linux 0.11 which is all written in the C Programming Language . Linux can supports more than the 20+ platforms.

And also Linux is a free and open source operating system, open source means that you can get the source code of the operating system for free of charge.

#4 – Bill Gates

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Bill Gates the famous and awesome programming in the world. He is an awesome personality as well. He is also the world richest person and programmer. Bill Gates is the founder of the world largest softwares development company Microsoft, and also Co-Chairman of Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates can started working when he was just 13 years old using computers. When he was 17 , he formed a company called Traf-o-data. And in the age of just only 20 years , he founded Microsoft. He can developed MS-DOS Operating System and also most usable Window Operating Systems.

#5 – Mark Zuckerberg

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Almost everyone can know about the world top class and famous programmer Mark Zuckerberg. He is the founder and CEO of world famous usable social networking website ” Facebook ” .He was created Facebook when he was just 19 years old.

Mark and also his Harward University Roomates and also friends can helped him a lot to develop a Facebook. When Facebook started, it was only for Harward University, and its all lines of codes can be written in C++ and PHP Programming Language.

Mark Zuckerberg is also the world first and only youngest billionaire. He has been passionate about the programming in his childhood. In his early business venture, called “Zucknet” a messenger which is used to chat with all other computers.

In 2003, Mark can created the website with the name “Facemash” . After that he converted it into Facebook and today Facebook is the world most and top usable social networking website.

#6 – Donald Ervin Knuth

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Donald Knuth was born in Jan 10, 1938. He is the most popular American computer programmers, mathematicians, scientist. He is a very well-known person in America.

He is the professor at Stanford University, California. He writes a lot on algorithms, that’s why Donald has been called the “Father of Analysis of Algorithms”. He is a great scholar and write and writes many books.

#7 – Guido van Rossum

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Guido van Rossum was born in Jan 31, 1956. He is the best and top programmer in the world. He is best known as the author of Python programming language. 

Guido van Rossum was also work at Google company from 2005-2012, where he developing the Paython language more deeply. In 2013, Guido working at Dropbox the very popular cloud space company. He is known as the Dutch programmer because he raised in Netherlands.

#8 – Niklaus Wirth

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Niklaus Wirth was born in Feb 15, 1934 in Switzerland. He is a very well-known Swiss computer programmer and scientist. He design different programming languages, including the Pascal.

He also won the Turing Award which is known as the highest distinction in computer science field in 1984. He developing the sequence of innovative computer languages.

#9 – James Gosling

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James Gosling was born in May 19, 1955 in Canada. He is very famous and top programmer in the world. He is popular Canadian computer scientist. 

You can also know about him, because he is best known as the “Java Programming Language”. If anywhere Java language discussed, James Gosling name was displayed. 

He got his degree of Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary and did his Ph.D from the Carnegie Mellon University. He won different international and national awards.

#10 – Ken Thompson

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Ken Thompson was born in Feb 4, 1943 in New Orleans, America. He is a top programmer in the world and known as the American pioneer of computer science. 

He worked at Bell Labs with his fellow Dennis Ritchie. Both received the Turing Award for developing the world useful Unix Operating System in 1983.

#11 – Brian Kernighan

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Brian Kernighan was born in Jan 1, 1942 in Canada. He is well-known Canadian computer scientist and the professional programmer. He worked at Bell Labs alongside AMPL programming languages. 

In C programming language, Kernighan’s name became as the co-author with Deniis Ritchie. He is a well known programmer in BASIC, FORTRAN and PASCAL.

#12 – John G. Kemeny

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John George Kemeny was born in May 31, 1926 in Hungary. He is a popular computer scientist and American mathematician. He is best known as the co-developer of the BASIC programming language. 

He won various awards in the field of computer. Kemeny served as the 13th president of Dartmouth College from 1970 to 1981 and pioneered the use of computers in college education.

#13 – Thomas E. Kurtz

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Thomas Eugene Kurtz was born in Feb 22, 1928 in Oak Part, US. He is worked as a professor mathematics at Dartmouth College. He is a very popular programmer and computer scientist.

He gives the concept of making computers as freely available to college students as a library books were with his colleague John G. Kemeny.

#14 – Tim Berners-Lee

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Tim Berners Lee was born in June 8, 1955 in London, England. He is also known as TimBL. He is an English computer programmer and scientist. 

He is also best well known as the inventor of WWW (World Wide Web). Tim is the director of W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), which oversees the continued development of WEB.

#15 – John Backus

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John Backus was born in Dec 3, 1924 in Pennsylvania. He was a well known American computer programmer and scientist. He worked with is team and developing the FORTRAN programming language. 

The IEEE awarded Backus the W. W. MCDowell Award in 1967 for the development of FORTRAN language. He also won many international and national awards. He was died in March 17, 2007.

So these are the top programmers and the world most well-known computer scientists. I hope you’ll like this list. I’ve getting all these data from Wikipedia, so you can also research lot about these programmers on Wikipedia site. 

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