From theory to practice : the invention of programming, 1947-51
Campbell-Kelly, Martin. (2011) From theory to practice : the invention of programming, 1947-51. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.6875 . pp. 23-37. ISSN 0302-9743Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24541-1_4
This paper describes the development of programming for the EDSAC computer at Cambridge University, beginning in 1948 and culminating in the publication in 1951 of the classic Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer by Maurice Wilkes, David Wheeler and Stanley Gill. The relationship to earlier programming studies conducted by Herman Goldstine and John von Neumann during 1947-1948 at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, is discussed. The subsequent diffusion of the Cambridge programming system and its influence are described.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Book Title:||Dependable and Historic Computing|
|Page Range:||pp. 23-37|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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