These professionals also teach in universities or work with government agencies. These broke new ground in formal separation of syntax and semantics; in novel implementation techniques, and in careful language design for efficient implementation with specific parsing methods. What the Object Oriented idiots did was rename "procedure" to "method" and sell the snake oil (emperor in new clothes) as a new product, rather than just extending our existing procedural imperative structured programming. The program was released in 1987, initially for the Macinstosh platform, back when “desktop publishing” was a new concept, always in quotes. His ideas and especially his programming languages have shaped gen- erations of programmers worldwide. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines, trivia and other information about the professional and personal lives of some of the world’s most famous computer scientists. Niklaus Wirth is one of the most influential scientists of the early computer age. Interview with Stuart Feldman in ACM Queue, Volume 2, issue 9, "A Conversation with Alan Kay: Big talk with the creator of Smalltalk — and much more". Niklaus Wirth grew up in Switzerland, and he spent most of his professional life at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. I wrote the first MATLAB—an acronym for Matrix Laboratory—in Fortran, with matrix as the only data type. The world’s most pervasive software program for presentations, PowerPoint, was co-created (with Dennis Austin) by Robert Gaskins, who did graduate work at Berkeley in the 1970s. He discusses the hype of functional programming and OOP. So, I studied Niklaus Wirth’s book Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs and learned how to parse programming languages.

In the beginning, the language designers had no hopes for it to enjoy widespread adoption. Pascal was begun in 1968 by Niklaus Wirth. The project was a kind of hobby, a new aspect of programming for me to learn and something for my students to use. Niklaus Emil Wirth, (born Feb. 15, 1934, Winterthur, Switz. Early in his career, Niklaus Wirth created the Euler and PL360 programming languages. After a stint on the Stanford faculty, he returned to ETH in 1968.

After earning his first degree there in 1959, he left for graduate study in North America and earned his Ph.D. in 1963 from the University of California, Berkeley. December 27, 2004. ), Swiss computer scientist and winner of the 1984 A.M. Turing Award, the highest honour in computer science, for “developing a sequence of innovative computer languages, EULER, ALGOL-W, MODULA and PASCAL.”. Its development was mainly out of necessity for a good teaching tool. Inspired by PARC's Alto, the Lilith, a computer, which had been developed by a team around Niklaus Wirth at ETH Zürich between 1978 and 1980, provided a mouse as well. Some computer scientists work with engineers to design robotics that are used in the manufacturing sector. Niklaus Wirth has commented on this in his infamous paper Through the Looking Glass. Alan Turing broke the German Enigma code during World War II and devised the Turing machine and the Turing test of computer intelligence. 1934 — Niklaus Wirth, a Swiss computer programmer who invented the computer language PASCAL February 16 1740 — Giambattista Bodoni, an Italian printer who invented typeface designs