Patterns of software : tales from the software community /Published by : Oxford University Press, (New York :) Physical details: xx, 235 s. ill. 24 cm ISBN:019510269X.
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Computers play an ever-increasing role in our homes, schools, and businesses. In Patterns of software, Richard Gabriel provides an informative inside look at the world of software design and computer programming and the business that surrounds them. In this wide-ranging volume, Gabriel discusses such topics as what makes a successful programming language, how the rest of the world looks at and responds to the work of computer scientists, how he first became involved in computer programming and software development, what makes a successful software business, and why his own company, Lucid, failed in 1994, ten years after its inception. The essays are accessible to everyone and will intrigue anyone curious about Silicon Valley, computer programming, or the world of high technology