Programmer is an individual who can configure and amend computer programs. It doesn’t matter what kind of programmer one may be, each contributes something to make the world a better place. However, there are few who have contributed more than what an individual programmer usually does in whole life. Each of them have contributed something that totally changed the way people access information. Following are some of the greatest programmers of all time:

13) Augusta Ada King

At number 13 is Augusta Ada King also known as Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and the first Programmer and was mainly known for her work on Charles Babbage mechanical computer (The Analytical Engine). The record she produced for the Analytical Engine comprise what is known as the first algorithm designed for the world’s first computer.

Augusta Ada King was a skillful girl from the beginning with an rare mindset who told in advance that one day computers would go beyond from being only used for crunching numbers which was entirely against the general opinion of that time.

August Ada King ( Ada Lovelace )

12) Niklaus Emil Wirth

Niklaus Wirth was a Swiss scientist who is considered as the founder of computer programming along with other fields in software engineering. He is foremost known for designing a number of programming languages including the well known Pascal, Algol W, Euler etc. He also designed the language PL/0 to show compiler design which is the basis for a lot of university compiler design education.

Niklaus also worked on portion of the design & implementation crew for the Lilith & Oberon operating systems. Niklaus Emil Wirth work & development of revolutionary computer languages win him the prestigious Turing Award in 1984.

Niklaus Emil Wirth

11) Bill Gates

One of the greatest computer programmer of all time, Bill Gates is an American business tycoon, Programmer, Personal Computer pioneer, investor, & contributor. He is the co-founder and present President of Microsoft, The World’s Biggest personal computer software firm.

He is a well known entrepreneur of the PC uprising and develop Windows, the most widely used operating system in the world.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates personally look after every single code that Microsoft sent out, frequently fixing ones he consider imprecise or buggy. He is also widely admired for his generosity but is criticized for his anti-competitive business strategies.

Bill Gates



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