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Discipline in Thought

This is an interview with the software engineering guru Edsger Wybe Dijkstra; I consider this as one of the greatest videos that I could locate in You Tube.

Of course, I must admit that he is  much more than a software engineering guru given that  his contributions to mathematics and other related topics are equally profound. Still I refer to him here as software engineering guru as software engineering is my subject, specialization and profession. More than that  I find  much of he discussed decades back about software engineering remain very relevant even now (perhaps more relevant now than ever before). That too when everything else about the industry keep changing!

Well, there are things that don’t change even in an industry which is highly dynamic and evolving. That is, fundamentals don’t change, and it pays to know them well… and that is the reason for me to share it here

May 23, 2013 Posted by | History, software engineering | Leave a comment

Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer

Interesting to know the world’s first computer programmer was a lady when we look back  in the context of  emerging ‘brogrammer’ culture

May 23, 2013 Posted by | History, software engineering | Leave a comment