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Meet the world’s Top Ten Programmers out of the best ones that we has seen.

Programming is not easy. And it never was. But it is much easier to do simple computing tasks by using a programming language of your choice than it was about years ago. And the scenario was even worse before that time. But there were some programmers and computer enthusiasts who worked hard to provide the world better options in programming and to set a trend of continuous improvements in whatever was invented.


The evolution from Machine code to Assembly language to procedural languages like C to Object Oriented Languages like Java and other various types of programming languages(like scripting languages e.g. Javascript, Perl etc) is the result of that trend.

The list varies from great programmers of past to the ones which are still busy in ensuring a brighter future for computers.

1.Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie created the C programming language, which is one of the best programming languages. He also created the Unix Operating System along with his colleague Ken Thompson.

The C programming language revolutionized the Computer Field and led the foundation for the development of Programming languages more efficient than their predecessors.

While Unix made the base for The Linux Operating System which is widely used today.



2.Tim Beners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist and one of the greatest programmers. He had written the 3 fundamental technologies that remain the foundation of today’s Web (and which you may have seen appear on parts of your Web browser): i.e. HTML, URL, HTTP.


Tim also wrote the first Web page editor/browser (“WorldWideWeb.app”) and the first Web server (“httpd“). By the end of 1990, the first Web page was invented on the open internet, and in 1991, people outside of CERN were invited to join this new Web community.


3. Linus Torvalds

The man who created Linux Kernel. Linux operating system is a clone to the Unix operating system, written originally by Linus Torvalds and a loosely knit team of programmers all around the world.



4.James Gosling

James Gosling created Java, which is one of the most widely used Object Oriented programming languages used today. He created the main frame for Java and implemented the language’s original compiler and virtual machine.

He is also one of the most under-advertized programmers with only a few people know about him.



5. Richard Stallman

He founded the Free Software Foundation, developed the GNU Compiler Collection(GCC). Richard Stallman is the prophet of the free software movement. He understood the dangers of software patents years ago. Now that this has become a crucial issue in the world. He has hugely successful efforts to establish the idea of “Free Software”.


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6.Bjarne Stroustrup

In Bell Lab, he designed and implemented C++. Based on C and inspired by Simula, provides a set of general and flexible abstraction mechanisms that can be mapped directly and efficiently onto computer hardware. The open, flexible research atmosphere encouraged him to consider adapting concepts from Simula, which he had used in his Ph.D. thesis work, to C.



7.Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American programmer and entrepreneur widely known as a co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.



8. Ken Thompson

One of the two programmers who created the Unix Operating System. Ken also invented the B programming language which was the direct predecessor of C programming language and also a foundation for it.


9. Bill Gates

Everyone knows him. He is the co founder and chair person of Microsoft Inc. He has brought the company to continually advance & improve software technology. He has made it easier, more cost-effective & more enjoyable to use computers. Microsoft is now the worldwide leader in software, services and the solutions that help people and business reach full potential.


He has a great role in all the advancements of Microsoft. He has been one of the key programmers for many products from Microsoft.


10. Mark Zuckerberg

He is the chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. Also he is a computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
And one of the programmers who are at the core of Facebook’s working.




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12 minutes ago, oliverjia said:

The CEOs of Twitter and Facebook? Come on now.

Not to mention also Bill Gates, jeez... yeah, "top ten"

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2 hours ago, x3r0 said:

Not to mention also Bill Gates, jeez... yeah, "top ten"

Gate's a shrewd businessman, not one of the best programmers ever.  I bet he'd agree (at least about the 2nd half) if you asked him.


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how about people like Aaron Swartz ?




i no he made things like rss and much more  and helped people stop cancer  by sharing files and us government killed him for sharing files

if u not no about Aaron Swartz  see the full video is sad  for me people like him is the best Programmers and did it for free just to help people

u take the money away  and then tell me who is the best Programmers ?

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