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The man behind the C language – Dennis Ritchie
The legendary man who made a mark in the field of computers, Dennis Richie is known as the god of the popular language C. This programming language, C is a major and an important piece of software that helped the engineers in many ways.
Apart from this he was also the author of two of the famous books of the world, Unix Programmer’s manual in the year 1971 and the other The C Programming Language in the year 1978.Both the Unix and the C language can be considered vey essential components for shaping the design and structure of the technology that we possess today.
A world without this language/software could not be imagined
Education and achievements
- He earned his Bachelor’s degree in the year 1963 from the Harvard University in the field of physics.
- Further he completed his PhD from the same university in the year 1968.Also he has been awarded many rewards and awards for his outstanding contribution in the field of computer science.
- This may include the Turing Award from the ACM in the year 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in the year 1990
- The national Medal of Technology from the president Mr. Clinton in the year 1998 and also with the Japan Prize for Information and Communication in the year 2011.
His early life
- This great man was born on 9th of September in the year 1941, in Bronxville, New York.
- His father being a scientist at the Bell laboratory influenced him greatly.
- He learned a lot of technical things from his father, Alistair E. Ritchie who is also known as the co-author of the Design of Switching Circuits.So following his father’s footsteps this young man began working at the Bell laboratory in the field of computing and science researchers.
- He was very nerdy during his school days with a very good sense of humor too. On the other hand was very dedicated and passionate towards his goals and aspirations.
- His contribution(C and Unix)
- Unix is an operating language which was the result of the two scientists Dennis and Ken Thompson
- This was released in the year 1971 for the DEC PDP-7, a microcomputer. C is known to be a middle-level language, a general-purpose programming language.
It was developed between 1969 and 1973 in the Bell laboratory. C language holds a lot of information even today and will always do.Even after many advance forms of this language has come into existence, yet its importance is still the same.There are certain applications and software that can just be developed with the help of this programming language. This language is a must study for anyone in the field of science, especially computer. science.
Dennis Ritchie death details
- He got retired in the year 2007 as the Head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department.
- He died on 12th of October, 2011.
- He was 70 years old when he expired in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.
However the exact cause and reason behind his death is still unknown,but he was suffering from cancer and had some heart diseases too.Most people know about the steve job but few of them acutally know Dennis sir so please remember him and his wonderful creation “C”.He was a man of substance who will be remembered ever.