BASIC – John Kemeny & Thomas Kurtz
John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz designed the original BASIC programming language in 1964 at Dartmouth University to provide computer access to non-science students. Kemeny was a Hungarian-American mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. He served as President of Dartmouth College 1970–1981 and chaired the presidential commission that investigated the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979. Kurtz is an American computer scientist who was Professor of Mathematics and Director of Computer and Information Systems at Dartmouth. In 1994 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
C – Dennis Ritchie
C++ – Bjarne Stroustrup
Delphi – Anders Hejlsberg
Anders Hejlsberg is a prominent Danish software engineer who wrote a Pascal compiler for CP/M and MS-DOS that eventually became Borland Turbo Pascal, the most commercially successful Pascal compiler ever. In 1989, Hejlsberg joined Borland as chief architect for the replacement of Turbo Pascal, Delphi.
Java – James Gosling
Perl – Larry Wall
Larry Wall is a programmer and author, best known for his creation of the Perl programming language in 1987. A linguist working as a systems administrator for NASA, Wall developed Perl as a general purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier. Wall is also the co-author of Programming Perl (often referred to as the Camel Book), the definitive resource for Perl programmers.
PHP-Rasmus Lerdorf is a Danish-Greenlandic programmer and most notable as the creator of the PHP programming language. PHP began in 1994 as a set of Common Gateway Interface binaries that Lerdorf wrote in C to replace Perl scripts he had been using on his personal homepage. Lerdorf has been an Infrastructure Architecture Engineer at Yahoo! since 2002.
Python – Guido van Rossum
Guido van Rossum is a Dutch programmer best known as the author of the Python programming language. Python started as a hobby project: a scripting language descendant of ABC that would appeal to Unix/C hackers. In the Python community, Van Rossum is known as a “Benevolent Dictator for Life.” Van Rossum currently works at Google on Python development.