Until today, there have been many computer programmers who have give contribution to the development of the world. Either through the software or tools that made the work for human life easier. Some time it make their name become a legend. It is because they make a useful program or as a base for more improvement.

These are the names of the computer programmers.

1. Richard Brodie

Richard Brodie  6 Famous Computer Programmer In The World Richard Brodie

Richard Brodie

We all are familiar with Microsoft Word, this software makes it easy for us in doing the typing and is still popular today. Richard Brodie the creator was born in the United States. In 1982 he joined Microsoft as 77 employees in the Microsoft applications division. In just 7 months he created the Word. Besides that he is also create the first version of Notepad and Word for the IBM PC version. Word itself was issued in 1983 and is also available for a wide variety of platforms such as the Apple Macintosh. Now he is active as a motivator and author, he resigned from Microsoft in 1994.

2. Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf  6 Famous Computer Programmer In The World Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

One of the figures in the development of open source software is Brian Behlendorf. Apache Web Server is a web server that is currently very popular, and this is the result of his involvement as the main developer. He also one of the founders of the Apache Group and changed to the Apache Software Foundation. In addition, he was also a board member of Mozilla.

In the development of the World Wide Web, the Apache HTTP Server role is very important. The Apache HTTP Server has 100 million websites have been using it. It was only running on Unix and Linux but now there is a version for OS X and Windows.

3. Linus Torvalds

Linus Trovalds  6 Famous Computer Programmer In The World Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds


One important figure in the development of the open source Linux system is Linus. He is from Finland, his job is software engineer and hacker. After studying at the University of Unix, he has begun to develop Linux. Currently, there are millions of people who wear them since linux code issued in 1991.

Linus also get various awards. In 2012 he got a Technology Prize from the Technology Academy Finland. This assessment is based on the magnitude of her contribution for the development of an open source system for computers, with extensive use of the Linux kernel.

4. Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie  6 Famous Computer Programmer In The World Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie

A computer scientist from the United States, Dennis MacAlistair Rirchie. Considered to play an important role in the development of the digital age. In addition creating the C programming language, he also holds the important key to the development of the Unix operating system and author of The C Programming Language. Currently, the C language has been used widely in a variety of application development.

Modern programming languages are influenced by the programming language C. This because Dennis Ritchie contribution. Ported to different machines and platforms is his great contribution.

5. Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper  6 Famous Computer Programmer In The World Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper

Visual Basic was created in 1988, at that time still used the code name Ruby. Developer named Alan Cooper, Visual Basic is the results of his creation then bought by Microsoft.

The innovations that have been made by Alan give impact to other Microsoft products. In the book titled The Waite Group’s Visual Basic How-To, mentioned that Alan Cooper is Father of Visual Basic. The book itself was written by Mitchell Waite.

6. Alan Turing

Alan Turing  6 Famous Computer Programmer In The World Alan Turing

Alan Turing

Turing Machine is a tool to formalize the concept of the algorithm and computation. The inventor named Alan Turing is also known as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He who thinks that the computer can be used for various purposes and run a program.

Turing is regarded as one of the best British innovator of all time. He has estimated back in 1936, that there will be modern computer. He also created the first tool that can save a program called the Automatic Computing Machine.

There are the 6 Computer Programmers who is very famous in the world. Hopefully this can provide additional knowledge for us all.

So who is your favorite programmer?