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10 Programming Legends Ever

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 11 March 2013, 03:31 Hrs   |    8 Comments
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Bangalore: Programming has carved a new human era. You come across it in almost all daily activities from daily house hold chores like automatic toaster to PCs to internet and a lot more. Behind every thing that is easy for us now, there’s a programmer, and more often than not, most of the users remain oblivious to the person who’s responsible for it. Read on to get familiarized with few of the greatest programming personalities the world ever saw, as compiled by BloggersPassion.

#10 Richard Brodie

Richard Brodie created Microsoft Word. Brodie joined Microsoft in 1982 as 77th employee, and a founding member of the Microsoft Application Division.

Brodie distinguished himself at Microsoft by creating the first version of Microsoft Word in less than seven months. In addition to primary authorship of Microsoft Word, Brodie wrote Microsoft's first C compiler, the original version of Notepad, and Word for the IBM PC Jr.

The Microsoft Word was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Subsequent versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS, the Apple Macintosh, the AT&T Unix PC, Atari ST, SCO UNIX, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows. It is a component of the Microsoft Office software system; it is also sold as a standalone product and included in Microsoft Works Suite.

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Reader's comments(8)
1: Garbage list. Putting Ada Lovelace at the forefront must be a cruel joke. Her contribution to computer science was symbolic at best. Her work lacked any staying power, and was merely accidental in the scheme of things.
Turin should have come first, followed by Jobs, then Gates, and then others. And how about Bjarne? Wozniack? Those are some of the truest legends that literally shaped the world with their brilliance.
Posted by:John Q - 11 Jun, 2016
2: Gates was a businessman at heart.. And what about Steve Wozniack (The big Woz)..
Posted by:Sreekant - 07 Apr, 2013
3: wow Indian magazine doesn't credit Panini for Sanskrit grammar but does Ada Lovelace. Slaves forever.
Posted by:Manu - 07 Apr, 2013
4: I am disappointed not to find bjarne stroustrup in the list.
Posted by:Prashanth - 05 Apr, 2013
5: It is interesting to read about the 10 programming legends and the products they developed.
Posted by:Prakash Ku Rath - 05 Apr, 2013
6: No place for Donald E Knuth ??
Posted by:Vishwanath - 01 Apr, 2013
7: I think it should be named as Microsoft's 10 Programming Legends Ever
Posted by:Prathamesh - 20 Mar, 2013
stupid.kuch bhi.
Dhawan Replied to: Prathamesh - 25 Mar, 2013