Alan Cooper

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Alan Cooper

Name: Alan Cooper

Born: June 3, 1952, in San Francisco, California, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Widely recognized as the "Father of Visual Basic."
  • Wrote "General Ledger" one of the first business software written for microcomputers and then on to authoring Visual Basic.
  • Wrote business programming language CBASIC, an early competitor to Microsoft BASIC.

Significant publications

  • The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy.
  • How to Restore the Sanity, About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design, VBX.