Today we're hosting a symposium celebrating the 80th birthday of Professor Niklaus Wirth (Turing award winner and inventor of Pascal). Looks set to be an excellent event -- we'll get videos of the talks online as soon as we can. http://wirth-symposium.ethz.ch/
Just recently (two Saturdays ago to be precise), I was back in the UK to attend what would be my formal elevation to doctorhood: a graduation ceremony at the University of York. It brought to an end a long journey, … Continue reading →
The phrasing "not uncommon" is perhaps a tad better than what I first wrote. ;-) Certainly, it's completely unheard of in Switzerland and Germany. With mandatory military service in the former, it's often difficult to start one before turning 25.
When writing a program, developers of all skill levels routinely and repeatedly turn to search engines for answers to questions; questions like “how do I read a file line-by-line”, “read an RSS feed”, “calculate the…