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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award

Santa Clara, Calif. - Best-selling author Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of C++ and author of the Addison-Wesley title The C++ Programming Language, has received the Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award.

The Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award is annually bestowed on individuals who, in the spirit of innovation and cooperation, have made significant contributions to the advancement of software development. Stroustrup's award acknowledges significant achievements in object-oriented programming, software architecture and modeling.

"I'm especially pleased to receive this award because it reflects the views of real-world software developers and shows that with persistence and a bit of luck an individual can still make a difference", Stroustrup said. This award has been bestowed on few of the industry elite, including Linus Torvalds, the inventor of the LINUX operating system, Guido van Rossum, the Python programming language creator, and Larry Wall, author of the Perl programming language.

In addition to the The C++ Programming Language, now in its third edition, Stroustrup is the author of The Design and Evolution of C++, The Annotated C++ Reference Manual, and the forthcoming Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++, to be published in August.

Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++ and the author of The C++ Programming Language and The Design and Evolution of C++ from Addison-Wesley. His research interests include distributed systems, simulation, design, programming techniques, software development tools and programming languages. Stroustrup is the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at Texas A&M University and an AT&T Fellow. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an AT&T Bell Laboratories Fellow, an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow. He is actively involved in the ANSI/ISO standardization of C++.

This article was written by Andrea Bledsoe for Engineering Weekly; with contributions by Tony Okonski

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