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Masterminds of Programming features exclusive interviews with the creators of
several historic and highly influential programming languages. In this unique
collection, you'll learn about the processes that led to specific design
decisions, including the goals they had in mind, the trade-offs they had to
make, and how their experiences have left an impact on programming today.
Masterminds of Programming includes individual interviews with:
Adin D. Falkoff: APL Thomas E. Kurtz: BASIC Charles H. Moore: FORTH Robin
Milner: ML Donald D. Chamberlin: SQL Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian
Kernighan: AWK Charles Geschke and John Warnock: PostScript Bjarne Stroustrup:
C++ Bertrand Meyer: Eiffel Brad Cox and Tom Love: Objective-C Larry Wall: Perl
Simon Peyton Jones, Paul Hudak, Philip Wadler, and John Hughes: Haskell Guido
van Rossum: Python Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo and Roberto Ierusalimschy: Lua
James Gosling: Java Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson, and James Rumbaugh: UML Anders
Hejlsberg: Delphi inventor and lead developer of C#
If you're interested in the people whose vision and hard work helped shape
the computer industry, you'll find Masterminds of Programming fascinating.