Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne Stroustrup [ ː nə bjɑ sdʁʌʊ̯ sdʁɔb ˀ ] ( born December 30, 1950 in Aarhus, Denmark) is a professor of computer science at Texas A & M University. He achieved fame primarily through the development of the programming language C .


Stroustrup earned degrees in mathematics and computer science (1975 ) at Aarhus University, and a PhD degree in computer science (1979 ) from Cambridge University, England. He headed the department of AT & T Lab 's Large-scale Programming Research at Bell Laboratories from its foundation until the end of 2002.

In his own words Stroustrup " invented C , wrote its first definitions and wrote the first implementation ... The design criteria for C formulated, designed all the basic facilities and was responsible for the reviewing of extension proposals in the C standardization committee " Stroustrup also wrote what many consider standard work on the language see the C programming language ( original English title The C programming Language), now appeared in the fourth edition. The text was twice reissued to be the progressive development of language and the work of the C standardization committee meet.

In 1993 he was awarded for his work to C Grace Murray Hopper Award to.


  • Introduction to Programming with C . Pearson Education, Inc., 2010, ISBN 978-3-8689-4005-3, DNB 992 869 218 (in close coordination with Bjarne Stroustrup translated version of its programming textbook ).
  • Programming - Principles and Practice Using C . Addison -Wesley, 2008, ISBN 978-0321543721 ( introductory book to programming; standard work for Texas A & M entry programming courses ).
  • The C programming language. 4 edition. Addison -Wesley, 2009, ISBN 978-3-8273-2823-6, DNB 992 465 540 ( Extensive description of the programming language C with the character of a reference. ).
  • The Design and Evolution of C . Addison -Wesley, 1994, ISBN 978-0201543308 ( Describes the design and development of C . ).