Top 7 Greatest Programmers in the World of all Time


There are many numbers of programmers in the world, all of them are good in their way and all of them have their own kind of working attitude. Since the present time is known as the era of digitalization the number of people working in the stream of coding and programming is increasing immensely.

Among all those programmers we have picked up 7 greatest programmers in the world of all time.

Dennis Ritchie

Ritchie was an American computer scientist who developed C programming language by collaborating with long-time colleague Ken- Thompson. Ritchie and Thompson were awarded the Turning Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM in 1983.

Bjarne Stroustrup

A Danish computer scientist Stroustrup created C++ language for the first time. Stroustrup is a visiting professor at Columbia University and is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in New York. He has acquired a master’s degree in mathematics and computer science (1975) from Aarhus University, Denmark, and holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer science in 1979 from the University of Cambridge, England

James Gosling

Gosling a native of Canada is known as a father of Java programming language. James has also contributed in other various software systems such as NeWS, and Gosling Emacs.  Gosling did Bachelors in Science from the University of Calgary. Likewise, he did his M.A. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, all in computer science.

Linus Benedict Torvalds

Torvalds is a Finnish American software engineer who was the principal force behind the development of Linux Kernel. Later he was designated as the chief architect of Linux Kernel, and as the project coordinator.

Torvalds went to the University of Helsinki between 1988 and 1996, graduating with a master’s degree in computer science from the NODES research group

Ander Hejlsberg

Hejlsberg is a Danish software engineer who co-designed several popular and commercially successful programming language and development tools. He is the originator of popular programming language c#. He currently works at Microsoft as the lead architect of C#. In 2001 Hejlsberg was granted with  Dr. Dobb’s Excellence in Programming Award for his work on Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Sir Timothy John

Sir Timothy John aka “TimBl” is a British computer scientist best known as the inventor of “World Wide Web”. Currently, he is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received a first-class Bachelor of Arts degree in physics at The Queen’s College, Oxford.

Guido Van Rossum

Rossum is the best known as the author of the Python programming language. He is known as “Benevolent Dictator for Life” (BDFL) in the python community. Rossum received a master’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Amsterdam in 1982.


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