The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer; Second Edition

By: Wilkes, Maurice V.; Wheeler, David J.; And Gill, Stanley

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2 plates + xiv + 238 pp. Stated 2nd edition of the first, practical text on computer programming. "Thoroughly revised and expanded to include machines other than the EDSAC, this Second Edition offers a general introduction to programming for any computer of the stored-program type." Wilkes used symbolic assembly language (Assembler) on the EDSAC at Cambridge University, which was then further developed by Wheeler under Wilkes' management in 1949. With Gill, they developed the concept of subroutines in programs to create reusable modules; together they produced the first textbook on "The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer" in 1951, the beginning of the concept of formalized software development (although of course it would not be called "software" for many years). A scarce 2nd edition from the early days of computers. DJ has a few small chips and rubs at the top edges, grease pencil "1951, 57" on fc and spine. Red cloth with gilt spine is clean, a little rubbed at bottom edge, a small bump to top edge, interior has a very occasional pencil notation, otherwise very good.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer; Second Edition

Author Name: Wilkes, Maurice V.; Wheeler, David J.; And Gill, Stanley

Categories: Phys.Science/Math/Engineering,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Addison-Wesley Publishing: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 000593

Keywords: Computer Programming; Engineering,