Ten big names in the computer field you need to know!

By: MR. Knight May. 19,2020

We use open source operating systems, programming languages, tools, and application frameworks written by others every day. It ’s time to thank and pay tribute to the big brothers!

Linus Torvalds

The main open source contribution: Linus Torvalds invented the Linux operating system, is the creator of the Linux kernel, which is also one of the most popular operating systems in the world today. In addition, Linus Torvalds is also the creator of Git. Git can be said to be the world's most popular distributed version control system (no one)!

Guido van Rossum

Main open source contributions: Guido van Rossum is a Dutch programmer who received a master's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Amsterdam in 1982. He is the creator of the Python programming language and is known as the father of Python! In December 2005, Guido van Rosum joined Google, where he spent half of his time maintaining Python development.

Ken Thompson

Main open source contributions: Ken Thompson designed and implemented the Unix operating system while working at Bell Labs. He is also the creator of the B programming language and UTF-8 encoding (UTF-8 encoding enables computers to display and exchange data in multiple languages ), And he also co-designed the C language with Denis Richie to be described below, and he is also a co-author of the programming language Go. Ken Thompson won the Turing Award in 1983!

Dennis Ritchie

Main open source contribution: Dennis Ritchie is the father of C language, the father of Unix! He created the C language (probably the most widely used programming language ever), and together with his colleague Ken Thompson created the Unix operating system, and won the Turing Award in 1983!

Andi Gutmans

Main open source contributions: The father of PHP, Andi Gutmans is an Israeli computer programmer, known for his work in the design and implementation of the PHP programming language. Gutmans is also the CEO of Zend Technologies, a company he co-founded to provide commercial support for companies using PHP.

Vint Cerf

Main open source contribution: Vint Cerf is one of the "fathers of the Internet". He and his friend Bob Kahn invented the TCP / IP protocol, which is the basic computer protocol that makes Internet communication possible. Cerf also played an important role in the formation of ICANN. ICANN is a non-profit organization that manages the global domain name system of the Internet. His great contribution to building a free and open Internet has been widely recognized, including the National Technology Medal, Turing Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Queen Elizabeth II Engineering Award and Marconi Award.

Larry Wall

Main open source contribution: Larry Wall is the inventor of the Perl programming language. Perl is a popular scripting language, which gained great popularity in the late 1990s for its use in creating World Wide Web sites.

Brendan Eich

Main open source contributions: Brendan Eich is a computer scientist and the main creator of the JavaScript programming language. In addition, Eich also co-founded the Mozilla project, which served as the chief technology officer of Mozilla. The project manages the open source development of the Firefox web browser. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Brave Software.

Stuart Feldman

Main open source contribution: Stuart Feldman created the earliest make tool on Unix system while working at Bell Labs. Make is the first program to automatically compile and install computer programs on Unix-like systems.

Doug Cutting

Main open source contribution: Doug Cutting is called "the father of Hadoop"! He is the creator of several open source projects, including Lucene search engine, Nutch Web crawler and Hadoop big data framework. In recent years, Hadoop has gained tremendous popularity because of its ability to store and process large amounts of "big data" generated by large-scale websites, services, and Internet-connected devices.
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