Bjarne Stroustrup

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Bjarne Stroustrup is a Danish computer scientist and professor, reckoned for the initial development of the C++ language.


Stroustrup was born in 1950, on December 30, in Aarhus, Denmark, and was always attracted by math and computer science. In 1975, he earned a master's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Aarhus. Later, he also got a Ph. D. in Computer Science in 1979, from the University of Cambridge. Later, he has worked at AT&T, being head of the Large-scale Programming Research department. He now works for Texas A&M University as a Professor, and holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science.

Contribution to development of C++

Bjarne Stroustrup is responsible for the initial design of the C++ language, which he designed after some extensive study. Many of the details about the early C++ efforts can be found in Steve Lohr's " Go to: The Story of the Math Majors, Bridge Players, Engineers, Chess Wizards, Scientists and Iconoclasts who were the Hero Programmers of the Software Revolution". Stroustrup was actively involved in the C++ standardization effort, which was materialized in the ANSI C++ standard.

He also wrote or worked at the creation of several C++-related books. His classic, "The C++ Programming Language" (first published in 1985), is one of the most read books, and he also served as a consulting editor for Addison Wesley's series of C++ In Depht books.[[Category:C++|Stroustrup, Bjarne]]