Rasmus Lerdorf
Rasmus Lerdorf is a Danish
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A programmer, computer programmer or coder is someone who writes computer software. The term computer programmer can refer to a specialist in one area of computer programming or to a generalist who writes code for many kinds of software. One who practices or professes a formal approach to...

 with Canadian
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 citizenship and is most notable as the creator of the PHP
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 scripting language. He authored the first two versions. Lerdorf also participated in the development of later versions of PHP led by a group of developers including Jim Winstead (who later created blo.gs), Stig Bakken, Shane Caraveo, Andi Gutmans
Andi Gutmans
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 and Zeev Suraski
Zeev Suraski
Zeev Suraski is an Israeli programmer, PHP developer and co-founder of Zend Technologies. A graduate of the Technion in Haifa, Israel, Suraski and fellow student Andi Gutmans created PHP 3 in 1997. In 1999 they wrote the Zend Engine, the core of PHP 4, and founded Zend Technologies, which has...


He has contributed to the Apache HTTP Server
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  and he also added the LIMIT clause to the mSQL
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 Database in 1995.

He graduated from King City Secondary School
King City Secondary School
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 in 1988, and in 1993 he graduated from the University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo
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 with a Bachelor of Applied Science
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 in Systems Design Engineering.