Adele Goldberg

Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
Adele Goldberg

Name: Adele Goldberg

Born: July 22, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio

Computer-related contributions

  • Computer scientist who participated in the development of the programming language Smalltalk-80 and various concepts related to object oriented programming.
  • Many of the concepts she and her team developed became the basis for GUIs (graphical user interfaces), augmenting the earlier command line interfaces.

Significant publications

  • Smalltalk-80: The Language and Its Implementation (with David Robson) (1983).
  • Smalltalk-80: The Interactive Programming Environment (1984).
  • Smalltalk-80: The Language (with David Robson) (1989).

Honors and awards

  • Fellow, ACM (1994).
  • PC Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award (1990).
  • ACM Software Systems Award (1987).

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