system by writing codes, And they develop software for Computer. A
programmer is also known as Coder, Developer and Software engineer.
If we look at history, Ada lovelace (Ada Augusta) was the first
programmer and she was student of Charles Babbage. Ada lovelace wrote
code for Charles Babbage’s Analytical engine.
In 1973 Dennis Ritchie created “C” programming language, this is the most widely used programming language.
“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a Computer because it teaches you how to think”- Steve Jobs
Here is a list of world’s best programmers around the world who changed
computer era by developing computer software, programs and also
#1. Dennis Ritchie
Ritchie (1941-2011) was an American Computer Programmer. Sir. Ritchie
developed “C” programming language and co-developer of Unix Operating
system. Dennis Ritchie worked for Alcatel-Lucent and for Bell labs.
Ritchie changed digital era by creating “C” programming language. Lisp,
Visual Basic, Pascal, COBOL, Turbo pascal 7.0, PL/1, ADA, these are the
programming languages are written in C programming language. “C” is a best programming language for newbie programmers, Who are interested in learning codes.
Ritchie and his colleague Ken Thompson received the Turing award for
implementing and developing UNIX operating system in the year 1983.
#2. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook.com
when he was 20 years old, Mark and his Harward university friends
helped to build Facebook. When Facebook started it was only available
for Hardward students. Facebook website is mainly written in C++ and PHP
Mark is very passionate about programming and codes, In his early age he created a messenger called “Zucknet” that allowed to chat with all computers. In 2003 Mark created Facemash, the website is all about comparing two Harward university students side by side “Hot or Not” contest.
Some developers re-created Facemash (check here)
In last year Mark Zuckerberg earned more than $2 billion worth stock. And worth $15B according to report of usnews.
The Brain behind Apple Inc. –Steve Wozniak is an Computer scientist and Programmer
Steve Woz is well known for developing Apple-1 and Apple-2 :
In early 1976 Woz and Jobs developed a Hardware ,Circuit Board design and Operating system for
Apple- 1 . Apple 1 priced around $666, And sold 50 system boards to Paul Terrell (Computer shop owner) . After Apple-1, Woz developed first Color graphics personal computer with Integer BASIC programming language and they named it as a Apple-2.
For sometime Steve Wozniak was teaching elementary school students about computer. In 2006 Steve Woz published his autobiography iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon. Now Steve Woz is working for Fusion-io as a Chief Scientist.
#4. Bill Gates
Bill Gates: Founder of world’s
largest software company Microsoft, And also Co-chairman of Gates
Foundation. Also Bill gates is one of the world’s richest man in the
Bill started working with computer
when he was 13 years old. When he was 17 Bill Gates formed a company
called Traf-o-data. And In the age of 20 Bill Gates founded Microsoft
Inc. Bill Gates also created MS-DOS Operating system and Windows OS. Currently Microsoft is one of the valuable company in the world. In 2012 Microsoft earns $73.72 Billion.
“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight” – Bill Gates
#5. Linus Torvalds
programming language. Linux supports more than 20+ platforms. And 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.
programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get
adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program” – Linus
The Top 5 Programmers lists ends here according to me but there are
thousands of best programmers are there Larry page, Brin sergy, Bjarne