Dennis Ritchie – creator of C language dies at 70

Dennis Ritchie, the designer and principal creator of the C language and co-creator of Unix operating system is no more and  was found dead on Wednesday (12th October 2011) at his home in Berkeley Heights, N.J. He was 70. He spent much of his career at Bell Labs. He was awarded the Turing Award in 1983, and the National Medal of Technology in 1999. He shaped the modern digital era by creating software tools that powered things as diverse as search engines like Google and smartphones. Many of the modern operating systems have been inspired by the C language and tools created by Ritchie. My special tribute to him as the C language was the first language that I learned during my college days and even got my first job based on a C interview test. The C language let me get going into the beautiful world of computer programming. Here is my small programming tribute to him,

printf(“Thank you !”);

Here is Dennis Ritchie’s home page from Bell Lab’s website : http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/dmr/ , you can read more about his works and about him.

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