Edsger Dijkstra, a Dutch computer scientist, made significant contributions to computer programming languages and the development of algorithms.

He introduced the shortest-path algorithm, known as Dijkstra’s algorithm, and emphasized the importance of data abstraction and structured programming.

As a recipient of the Turing Award, his work has influenced the way computer scientists think about programming and problem-solving.

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The master of computer programming languages 1930 - 2002