Sunday, September 13, 2009

Famous Personalities of Computer Science - Part2

Famous Personalities of Computer Science - Part2

John von Neumann (von Neumann's Architecture)

Von Neumann built a solid framework for quantum mechanics. He also worked in game theory, studied what are now called von Neumann Algebras, and was one of the pioneers of computer science.

The term computer architecture describes the layout of the machine. All computers use the von Neumann model, named after the American who suggested it.
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Tim Berners-Lee ( Founder of World Wide WEB (www))

A graduate of Oxford University, England, in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread. More Here

Kenneth Lane Thompson & Dennis Ritchie ( Unix OS and C language)

In the 1960s, Thompson and Dennis Ritchie worked on the Multics operating system. While writing Multics, Thompson created the Bon programming language. The two left the Multics project when Bell Labs withdrew from it, but they used the experience from the project, and in 1969, Thompson and Ritchie became the principal creators of the Unix operating system. At this time, Thompson decided that Unix needed a system programming language and created B, a precursor to Ritchie's C. Read More

Bjarne Stroustrup (C++ Language)

Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++ . Dr. Stroustrup is the College of Engineering Chair Professor in Computer Science at Texas A&M University. Read More Here

Anders Hejlsberg (Delphi, C# Language Developer)

Anders Hejlsberg (born December 1960) is a prominent Danish software engineer He was the original author of Turbo Pascal, the chief architect of Delphi, and currently works for Microsoft as the lead architect of the C# programming language.

Larry Wall (Perl Programming Language)

Larry Wall (born September 27, 1954) is a programmer and author, most widely known for his creation of the Perl programming language in 1987.

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