Ralph Johnson (computer scientist)

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Ralph E. Johnson
Born (1955-10-07) October 7, 1955 (age 58)
Occupation Research Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Website
Ralph E. Johnson homepage
For other people of the same name, see Ralph Johnson (disambiguation)

Ralph E. Johnson is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a co-author of the influential computer science textbook Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software.

Ralph was an early pioneer in the Smalltalk community and is a continued supporter of the language. He has held several executive roles at the ACM Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications conference OOPSLA, which he attends every year. He initiated the popular OOPSLA Design Fest workshop.

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