Adele Goldberg

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Adele GoldbergName: Adele Goldberg

Born: July 7, 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 graphically based user interfaces, replacing the earlier command line based systems.

Significant publications

  • Smalltalk-80: The Language and Its Implementation (with David Robson).
  • Smalltalk-80: The Language (with David Robson).

Honors and awards

  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (1994).
  • PC Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award (1990).
  • ACM Software Systems Award (1987).