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Rasmus Lerdorf

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Rasmus Lerdorf (born 22 November 1968) is a Danish-Canadian programmer. He co-authored and inspired the PHP scripting language, authoring the first two versions of the language and participating in the development of later versions led by a group of developers including Jim Winstead (who later created, Stig Bakken, Shane Caraveo, Andi Gutmans, and Zeev Suraski. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rasmus Lerdorf has received more than 550,904 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Rasmus Lerdorf is the 81st most popular computer scientist (down from 77th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Greenland (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Computer Scientist.

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  • 40

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  • 8.05

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  • 2.94

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Among computer scientists, Rasmus Lerdorf ranks 81 out of 201Before him are Ed Roberts, Ivar Jacobson, Martin Hellman, Geoffrey Hinton, Stephen Cook, and Edward Feigenbaum. After him are David A. Huffman, Evelyn Berezin, Adi Shamir, Eric S. Raymond, Richard M. Karp, and Liviu Librescu.

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Among people born in 1968, Rasmus Lerdorf ranks 110Before him are Martin Dahlin, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Billy Boyd, Ramush Haradinaj, and LL Cool J. After him are Rachael Harris, Iñaki Urdangarin, Patsy Kensit, Emily Procter, Dina Meyer, and Juan Antonio Pizzi.

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In Greenland

Among people born in Greenland, Rasmus Lerdorf ranks 3 out of 11Before him are Knud Rasmussen (1879) and Henning Jakob Henrik Lund (1875). After him are Jonathan Motzfeldt (1938), Kim Kielsen (1966), Lars-Emil Johansen (1946), Jesper Grønkjær (1977), Kuupik Kleist (1958), Aleqa Hammond (1965), Hans Enoksen (1956), and Naja Marie Aidt (1963).


Among computer scientists born in Greenland, Rasmus Lerdorf ranks 1

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