There are many programming languages out there in software world and they are still coming like Scala, Go, Closure etc, but only handful of them has managed to survive till date. These are the ones who has contributed immensely in software development. Since, programming language is single most important thing in software development world, it’s often discussed, criticized and improved over the years. Programmers and developers, who created those programming language are icons of programming world and sometime I feel sad when a guy using a programming language doesn’t know, who is behind that. Though it happens less often with more popular programming language like Java, where everybody knows James Gosling as father of Java, not every developer know who created Perl, Pascal, Lisp or Erlang. These thoughts motivates me to collect and share, names of programmer and designers, behind 10 of the most popular and successful programming languages. On my search I bump into a nice info-graphic, which I have shared with your guys at the bottom of this post. The infographic also puts together 10 of the most popular programming language of last 50 years, I thought to share with you guys.
Top 10 Programming Language and their Inventors
Here is my list of top 10 programming language and their creators. Languages are listed on no particular order, but since I am a Java developer and benefited a lot from Java, I have no hesitation to put it on top of the list. I know many C programmer will not agree as C is the longest surviving, yet going strong programming language, but this is not about ranking but about knowing and remembering their creators. The master programmers who has made difference in the world of programming language and software development.
1) Java – James Gosling
Java is one of the most popular and successful programming language. Dr. James Arthur Gosling is invented Java and best known as the father of the Java programming language. Java was developed and supported earlier by Sun Microsystem and now by Oracle, after their acquisition of Sun Microsystem on January 2010. Java is created with mission WORA, “Write Once Run Anywhere” and platform independence of Java is one of the pillar of it’s success in the enterprise world. Till date, it is one of the most popular application programming language.
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