Language history - a tale of two countries

Parker, K and Davey, W 2006, 'Language history - a tale of two countries' in J. Impagliazzo (ed.) History of Computing and Education 2, Springer, New York, United States, pp. 139-151.

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Title Language history - a tale of two countries
Author(s) Parker, K
Davey, W
Year 2006
Title of book History of Computing and Education 2
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, United States
Editor(s) J. Impagliazzo
Start page 139
End page 151
Subjects Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Summary This paper looks at the relationships between industry computer languages and those taught in universities. By considering the differences between two of the first countries to embrace programmable computers (USA and Australia) we find patterns that seem culturally independent. History shows a set of recurring problems for academics in choosing languages. This study shows that academics should be informed by history when making those decisions.
Copyright notice © 2006 Springer
Keyword(s) Industry computer languages
University computer languages
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-0-387-34741-7_10
ISBN 9780387346373
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