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Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award

DDJ Past Recipients

The Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award is annually bestowed on individuals who, in the spirit of innovation and cooperation, have made significant contributions to the advancement of software development. Past recipients include:

• Alexander Stepanov, for his work on the C++ Standard Template Library.

• Linus Torvalds, a name synonymous with Linux.

• Larry Wall, author of Perl.

• James Gosling, chief architect of Java.

• Ronald Rivest, educator, author, and cryptographer.

• Gary Kildall, for his work in operating systems, programming languages, and user interfaces.

• Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, John Vlissides, and Ralph Johnson, authors of Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software.

• Guido van Rossum, Python creator.

• Donald Becker, Linux networking contributor and chief investigator of the Beowulf Project.

• Jon Bentley, computer science author and researcher.

• Anders Hejlsberg, developer of Turbo Pascal and architect of C# and the .NET Framework.

• Adele Goldberg and Dan Ingalls, pioneers in Smalltalk and object-oriented programming.

• Don Chamberlin, a database researcher and coauthor of SQL.

• P.J. Plauger, a longtime champion of the C/C++ programming languages.

• Guy L. Steele Jr, for the breadth of his contributions to computer science.

• Bruce Schneier, cryptographer, security expert, and author.

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