Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Ole-Johan Dahl
Born: October 12, 1931, in Mandal, Norway
Death: June 29, 2002 (Age: 70)
- Norwegian computer scientist who is considered to be one of the fathers of Simula and object-oriented programming.
- Produced the initial ideas for OO (object-oriented) programming in the 1960s at the Norwegian Computing Center as part of the Simula I and Simula 67 simulation programming languages.
- Structured Programming (1972).
Honors and awards
- IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2002).
- Turing Award (2001).