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    People behind the Code

    What can you tell about Software by the people who invented it? Quite a lot actually.


    FORTRAN


    LISP


    TEX


    UNIX & C


    C++


    PERL


    PYTHON


    JAVA


    RUBY ON RAILS


    PHP

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    Todays lesson is: Coding is bad for your eyesight.

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    And much of the time, makes your face cold.

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    The guy who did C and Ruby on rails don't have glasses - wonder what there secrets are

    I can safely say I don't think I will be a hard core coder although I do enjoy it, just need a mac book pro laptop so I can dual boot it and use it at work

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    That the guy who invented PERL was the inspiration for the character Quagmire from Family Guy?

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    You can definitely see an evolution from full on nerd with fortran, some hippies with Unix and C, an evil genius with C++, someone who likes to things differently with Perl, Python is a drunk geek, Ruby is for hipsters and PHP is a bit well....
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    LISP guy (John McCarthy) makes some damn fine chicken though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    That the guy who invented PERL was the inspiration for the character Quagmire from Family Guy?
    "the guy who"? That's Larry Wall!

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    Why are they all men? Where are all the women?
    The only one I can find is Hedy Lamarr, inventor of the "Spread Spectrum" Technology.
    Hedy Lamarr: Invention of Spread Spectrum Technology
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    Quote Originally Posted by SneakyBeaky View Post
    Why are they all men? Where are all the women?
    The only one I can find is Hedy Lamarr, inventor of the "Spread Spectrum" Technology.
    Hedy Lamarr: Invention of Spread Spectrum Technology

    There are lots of female programmers; Grace Hopper !?! STP was invented by Radia Perlman and Bletchley park was stacked with female programmers.

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    Very good: he's got a beard AND glasses!!

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