Today, Java is one of the most popular programming languages used by coders, especially when it comes to its web applications. Most Android apps are built using Java.
12. Bjarne Stroustrup: Creator of one of the most important programming languages
Danish computer scientist Bjarne Stroustrup is the creator of the C++ programming language.
Stroustrup started working on C++ in 1979, and since then it has become one of the most commonly used standardized programming languages in the world. Since its inception, C++ has been used in everything from desktop applications to space probes.
13. Richard Stallman: A programmer and free software activist
Programmer and activist Stallman is responsible for the Free Software Foundation, as well as the creation of GNU Project. GNU was a massive project based on the idea that software should be free for everyone.
He is also the creator of Emacs, a family of text editors that are still widely used in coding today.
14. Guido van Rossum: creator of the second most popular programming language in the world
Dutch programmer Guido van Rossum is the creator of the computer programming language, Python. Python was designed with simple syntax and minimalism in mind, which makes it compact and modular.
Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Hejlsberg is the creator of the J++ programming language.
16. Brian Kernighan: One of Unix’s three inventive brains
Brian Kernighan was one of the main contributors to the creation of Unix.
He would go on to create many programs for Unix, as well as co-authoring the AWK and AMPL programming languages. AMPL is used by thousands of businesses, higher education institutions and government agencies today.
17. Dennis Ritchie: The man who gave us the C programming language
Denis Ritchie is best known for creating the C programming language, as well as co-creating Unix with Ken Thompson.
Today, the C programming language appears in most operating system and application development. It can also be used in website construction. It is preferred by programmers as an accessible, fast and stable language.