12 Most influential programmers today
The applications and games you are using every day are not natural – someone, somewhere, has programmed it. The same is true for the underlying platforms and hardware that applications run on, and the web as well as the entire Internet.
Even programming languages that people use to build these products are first created by someone.
So who is considered the most influential in the programming world that they are still working and contributing now?
Linus Torvalds is the creator of the free Linux operating system, in his dorm room at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Today, Linux is the operating system of choice for data centers, supercomputers, and server farms everywhere – as well as gaining the trust of computer enthusiasts. .
Torvalds was also famous for his astute speech – when an audience member at a recent talk asked Torvalds whether he thought his behavior was disliking the cities. if you are in the Linux community, he replied, "I don't care about you."
Mr. Tim Berners – Lee is the only person on this list to receive the title of knight from Queen Elizabeth II. He invented the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), the technology that the entire World Wide Web is built on.
Currently, Berners-Lee is leading the Alliance for Affordable Internet, a non-profit organization supported by firms such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, whose mission is to try to create opportunities for broadband Internet access with Reasonable cost for people all over the world.
Donald Knuth's research work in computer science has earned him the title of "father of analytical algorithms". Everything from Facebook's news feed algorithm to Amazon's suggestions owes something from his work results.
Currently aged 77, Knuth is still writing his episodic series called "The Art of Computer Programming", and the most recent book was released in 2011. He is also an emeritus professor at Stanford University.
Recently, Brenden Eich is the source of much controversy: Soon after being appointed as CEO of Mozilla (the company that makes the Firefox web browser), people came up with the light of his contribution. money supports California's Proposition 8 campaign to ban homosexual marriage. He had to resign shortly after.
Solomon Hykes was the first to create Docker, a "super hot" technology that programmers love, because it allows them to write code once and run it anywhere.
Docker actually started as a side-project of a company called dotCloud. But when Docker took off, the company devoted all its energy to supporting it. Currently, it is speculated that Docker is estimated to be worth over $ 1 billion (over VND 20,000 billion).
Mark Zuckerberg is famous for creating Facebook social network in his dorm room at Harvard University. Today, Facebook's famous slogan is "move fast and break things – fast and change everything."
Zuckerberg's personal philosophy revolves around the universal connection and social cohesion that continues to lead Facebook forward.
Danish developer David Heinemeier Hansson (in the commonly used programming community DHH) is the author of Ruby on Rails , a super popular web programming framework that earned him the title "Hacker of the Year – Hacker of the year "in 2005 from Google.
Hansson is also a well-known car racer, and has participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race since 2012. In 2014, he was the leader in his class.
Richard Stallman has been fighting for software freedom since the 1980s, leading many successful projects to spread a message that programs and tools are not owned by any company. both.
Stallman is perhaps best known for the concept of "copyleft," which is the idea that copyright copyright laws can be applied to ensure that software is in the public domain – thanks to that concept. This leads to open source movement and results in hot technologies like Docker, Linux, Hadoop, Spark, and more.
Bram Cohen, who invented the BitTorrent protocol in 2001, gave users the ability to download much faster by splitting a large file into a bunch of smaller things that could be downloaded in a way. at the same time.
BitTorrent is very popular, it is estimated there are about 1/4 billion users worldwide. Last year, songwriter Thom Yorke of Radiohead distributed an exclusive new album on BitTorrent, helping him earn millions of dollars. Moreover, the natural anonymity and fast download speed of BitTorrent have made it a popular format for music, movies, and games.
Gosling invented Java while working at Sun Microsystems, a pioneering technology company that Oracle bought in 2010. After the merger, he left the company and became one of the who criticized Oracle the most. Later, he worked briefly for about 5 months for Google before joining a startup company called Liquid Robotics.
The Danish computer scientist Bjarne Stroustrup invented the C ++ programming language in 1978, based on the C language invented earlier by Dennis Ritchie and added new features to make it more useful. more used.
Stroustrup is still very busy: He is a College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at Texas A&M University, a visiting professor at Columbia University, and working at Morgan Stanley.
Id Software's co-founder John Carmack is best known as Doom's author. But he is considered a pioneer in 3D graphics techniques and techniques that are still active today.
Currently, Carmack works at Facebook's Oculus VR as Chief Technology Officer, bringing his graphic knowledge to the next generation virtual reality glasses.
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