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List of Famous Software Developers

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List of famous software developers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top software developers in the world? This includes the most prominent software developers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. You might also be interested in famous web developers and famous video game developers. This list of notable software developers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic software developers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned software developers.

Everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to Sergey Brin is included on this list of popular software engineers and programmers. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known software developers to the lesser known software developers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the software developer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous software developers ever?" and "What are the names of famous software developers?" then you're in the right place. 

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