Bruce Eckel

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Bruce Eckel (born (1957-07-08) July 8, 1957 (age 66)) is a computer programmer, author, and consultant.[citation needed]

Eckel's best known works are Thinking in Java and the two-volume series Thinking in C++, aimed at programmers wanting to learn the Java or C++ programming languages, respectively, particularly those with little experience of object-oriented programming.[citation needed]

Eckel was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ standard committee.[citation needed]

Views on computing[edit]

In 2011, Eckel extolled the virtues of the Go programming language as a natural successor to C++:[1]

"The complexity of C++ (even more complexity has been added in the new C++), and the resulting impact on productivity, is no longer justified. All the hoops that the C++ programmer had to jump through in order to use a C-compatible language make no sense anymore — they're just a waste of time and effort. Now, Go makes much more sense for the class of problems that C++ was originally intended to solve."

— Bruce Eckel (2011)[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Eckel, Bruce (2011-08-27). "Calling Go from Python via JSON-RPC". Retrieved 2011-08-29.


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