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Meet the Great Minds behind the Top 10 Most Prominent Programming Languages

When we will think about programming languages, surely Python, Java, Ruby, and many more will cross our minds. However, undeniably, we sometimes tend to forget about the excellent people behind them - the great minds which created these useful programming languages.

In this article, we are going to meet the people behind the Top 10 languages that are widely used by developers. Here are they:

1. Guido van Rossum
The man behind Python which is not only one of the most prominent but also one of the highest-paying programming languages is Guido van Rossum.

Based on Vicky Singh Rao's article on Technotification, Guido is a Dutch who was born on January 31, 1956. His language was initially released in 1991.

2. Yukihiro Matsumoto
Computer scientist and programmer Yukihiro Matsumoto is behind the object-oriented programming language Ruby. He was born on April 14, 1965. It was in the middle of 1990s when Matsumoto developed Ruby in Japan.

3. James Arthur Gosling
Canadian computer scientist James Arthur Gosling who was born on May 19, 1955 is the creator of Java. It is a class-based general-purpose programming language.

4. Dennis Ritchie
Based on the article, the man behind the programming language C is American computer scientist Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie. He was born on September 9, 1941. He has served as the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department until 2007.

5. Bjarne Stroustrup
Danish computer scientist Bjarne Stroustrup who was born on December 30, 1950 is the great mind behind the prominent programming language C++. It was initially released on 1985. Bjarne is a managing director in Morgan Stanley New York and an educator at Columbia University.

6. Rasmus Lerdorf
Danish-Canadian Rasmus Lerdorf is the creator of the scripting language PHP. He was born on November 22, 1968. He is also part of the development of the later versions of the said language.

7. Larry Wall
American computer programmer Larry Wall is the creator of the general-purpose programming language Perl. Aside from being a programmer, he is also an author.

8. Brendan Eich
Brendan Eich is the great mind behind JavaScript, a high-level programming language which was released in December 1995. This American technologist is also one of those who founded Mozilla Corporation, Mozilla Project, and Mozilla Foundation.

9. Niklaus Wirth
Based on the article, the creator of the imperative and procedural programming language Pascal is Swiss computer scientist Niklaus Wirth. He was born on February 15, 1934.

10. John McCarthy
American computer scientist John McCarthy is the creator of Lisp programming language. He was born on September 4, 1927. Aside from being the great man behind Lisp, he is also one of those behind the discipline of artificial intelligence or AI.

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