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Microsoft Distinguished Research Lecture: Thinking for Programmers: Rising Above the Code

Leslie LamportArchitects 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.

This lecture was held on Tuesday 13 May 2014.

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