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Writh Nicklaus

Wirth Nicklaus was born 15 February 1934, he was a Swedish computer scientist.  He created multiple programming languages that later became the world’s leading programming languages in 1989-1999, and the famous findings he had found. we may be familiar with these famous languages, “Algol W, Pascal, Modula, Modula-2, and Oberon.” We also many be familiar with the famous arteriole he had found know as Ceres. Now, these were some of his great achievements that made him who he is now. In his childhood he always wanted to become a pharmacist or doctor, he always had big dreams with many goals. At the age of 15 he started his first job in Winterthur, Switzerland as a money counter in a local bank. After, his first job he made many friends who were interested in Computer Science. They later introduced to him and he was interested in it later on. According to Writh Nicklaus interview, He finish 35 books about Computer Science in his first few months of him being interested in computer science. He  designed the programming languages Algol W (1965), Pascal (1970), Modula-2 (1979), and Oberon (1988), was involved in the methodologies of Structured Programming and Stepwise Refinement, and designed and built the workstations Lilith, display, mouse, and high-level language compiler in 1980, and Ceres in 1986. 1992 he In 1995, he popularized the adage now known as Wirth’s law: “Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster.” In his 1995 paper A Plea for Lean Software he attributes it to Martin Reiser. In 1999 he retired, and is currently living with his wife and two children in Switzerland. The Significance of Wirth Nicklaus was his great knowledge he had towards computer science and the great creations/findings he had found throughout his lifetime. People who are familiar with Computer Science will most like know who he is, and take him a role model for their future careers.

 

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“Niklaus E. Wirth.” Leonard M. Adleman – A.M. Turing Award Laureate, amturing.acm.org/award_winners/wirth_1025774.cfm.

ieeeComputerSociety. “Niklaus Wirth on Teaching Computer Science.” YouTube, YouTube, 20 June 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIqHIYSDrk.

ieeeComputerSociety. “Niklaus Wirth on Teaching Computer Science.” YouTube, YouTube, 20 June 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIqHIYSDrk.