Microsoft Distinguished Research Lecture - Leslie Lamport

Thinking for Programmers: Rising Above the Code

Architects draw detailed blueprints before a brick is laid or a nail is hammered. Programmers and software engineers seldom do. A blueprint for software is called a specification. The need for extremely rigorous specifications before coding complex or critical systems should be obvious - especially for concurrent and distributed systems. This talk explains why some sort of specification should be written for any software.

 

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Tuesday 13 May, 5.30-6.30pm

Microsoft Research
21 Station Road
Cambridge CB1 2FB