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Anders Hejlsberg is a Technical Fellow in the Developer Division at Microsoft. Anders is recognized as an influential creator of development tools and programming languages. He is the chief designer of the C# programming language and a key participant in the development of the Microsoft .NET Framework. Since its initial release in 2000, the C# programming language has gained widespread adoption and is now standardized by ECMA and ISO.
Before joining Microsoft in 1996, Anders was one of the first employees of Borland International Inc. As principal engineer, he was the original author of Turbo Pascal, a revolutionary integrated development environment, and chief architect of its successor, Delphi.
Anders co-authored "The C# Programming Language", published by Addison Wesley, and has received numerous software patents. In 2001, Anders was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Dobbs Excellence in Programming Award, and in 2007 he and his team was awarded Microsoft’s Technical Recognition Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement.
Anders studied engineering at the Technical University of Denmark.