Giants of Computing - O'Regan, Gerard
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It has been upon the shoulders of giants that the modern world has been forged. This accessible compendium presents an insight into the great minds responsible for the technology which has transformed our lives. Each pioneer is introduced with a brief biography, followed by a concise account of their key contributions to their discipline. The selection covers a broad spread of historical and contemporary figures from theoreticians to entrepreneurs, highlighting the richness of the field of computing. Suitable for the general reader, this concise and easy-to-read reference will be of interest…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
It has been upon the shoulders of giants that the modern world has been forged. This accessible compendium presents an insight into the great minds responsible for the technology which has transformed our lives. Each pioneer is introduced with a brief biography, followed by a concise account of their key contributions to their discipline. The selection covers a broad spread of historical and contemporary figures from theoreticians to entrepreneurs, highlighting the richness of the field of computing. Suitable for the general reader, this concise and easy-to-read reference will be of interest to anyone curious about the inspiring men and women who have shaped the field of computer science.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer, London; Springer
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-1-4471-6226-1
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2013
  • Seitenzahl: 328
  • Erscheinungstermin: 23. August 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 504g
  • ISBN-13: 9781447162261
  • ISBN-10: 1447162269
  • Artikelnr.: 43710362
Autorenporträt
Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement; mathematical approaches to software quality; and the history of computing. He is the author of the Springer titles "Mathematics in Computing", "A Brief History of Computing", "Introduction to Software Process Improvement", "Mathematical Approaches to Software Quality" and "A Practical Approach to Software Quality".
Inhaltsangabe
Background

Howard Aiken

Gene Amdahl

Archimedes

John Atanasoff

Charles Babbage

John Backus

Gordon Bell

Tim Berners-Lee

Dines Bjørner

George Boole

Fred Brooks

Vannevar Bush

Vint Cerf

Alonzo Church

Noam Chomsky

Edgar Codd

René Descartes

Tom DeMarco

Edsger Dijkstra

George Devol

Larry Ellison

Don Estridge

Michael Fagan

Tommy Flowers

Robert Floyd

Bill Gates

James Gosling

C.A.R Hoare

Heman Hollerith

Watts Humphrey

Kenneth Iverson

Ivar Jacobson

Steve Jobs

Gary Kildall

Donald Knuth

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Ada Lovelace

John McCarthy

John Mauchly

Marvin Minsky

Gordon Moore

Grace Murray Hopper

Ken Olsen

David Parnas

Dennis Ritchie

Dana Scott

John Searle

Claude Shannon

William Shockley

Richard Stallman
Bjarne Stroustrup
Alan Turing

John von Neumann

Thomas Watson Sr. and Jr.

Joseph Weizenbaum

Frederick Williams

Niklaus Wirth

Ed Yourdon

Konrad Zuse

Epilogue

Test Yourself Quizzes

Glossary
Rezensionen
From the reviews: "Giants of Computing is most useful as a reference work, but it could also serve as a supplemental course resource or possibly a core text in a class on the history of computing. ... the author provides selected examples of pivotal contributions, such as mathematical formula or code samples. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries." (S. A. Patton, Choice, Vol. 51 (7), March, 2014) "The author has given us a mini-biography of 59 'giants' of computing, with a brief account of their major achievements. ... the book is absolutely delightful and will provide the reader with many interesting and enjoyable evenings. There are even two quizzes for readers who wish to test their knowledge of people and events in computing." (James Van Speybroeck, Computing Reviews, October, 2013)