Monthly Archives: June 2017

Product owner is king

[ad_1] As a consultant who has worked in the IT field in a myriad of roles and companies during my career, I am repeatedly surprised at how few companies today appreciate the role of the product owner in the delivery. Our software world continues to evolve, where producer and consumer …

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Pioneering software engineer and Cobol co-designer

Jean E Sammet, one of the first software engineers and designer of Cobol, a programming language that introduced computing to the business world, died on May 20 in Maryland, USA. She was 89 years old. She lived in a retirement community in Silver Spring and died at a nearby hospital …

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Jean Sammet, co-designer of a pioneering computer language, dies at 89

Ms. Sammet and the other five programmers did much of the design for the new language during two weeks of nearly round-the-clock work locked in the Sherry-Netherland Hotel in Manhattan. Their proposal was presented in November 1959 and accepted with some modifications by the computer manufacturers they worked for and …

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