The Fathers of Computing - Father of Computer Programming

By Debra Donston  |  Posted 2012-05-28 Print this article Print
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"Father" of Computer Programming: Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

A true pioneer, Hopper was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I system and developed the first complier for a computer programming language. She was on the team that developed the UNIVAC 1, and she worked on validation software for COBOL. She was also a pioneer in the implementation of standards for testing computer systems and components.

eWEEK honors the founding fathers of the computing industry.

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