Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr.
Born: April 19, 1931, in Durham, North Carolina USA
- Software engineer and computer scientist. Known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software support package. Later, he wrote candidly about the process in his book The Mythical Man-Month.
- Essays from a Computer Scientist (2010).
- Concepts and Evolution (1997).
- Essays on Software Engineering (1995).
- Automatic Data Processing (1963).
Honors and awards
- Computer Pioneer Award, IEEE Computer Society (1982).
- National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1985).
- Eckert-Mauchly Award, Association for Computing Machinery and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers–Computer Society (2004).
- IEEE Virtual Reality Career Award (2010).
"Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later."