Niklaus Wirth is one of the great pioneers of computer technology and winner of the ACM's A. M. Turing Award, the most prestigious award in computer science. He has made substantial contributions to the development of programming languages, compiler construction, software engineering, operating system design, and hardware construction. While working at ETH Zürich, he developed the languages Pascal and Modula-2. He also designed an early high performance workstation, the Personal Computer Lilith, and most recently the language and operating system Oberon.
The School of Niklaus Wirth is a tribute to Wirth for his work both as a language designer and engineer, and as an educator. Wirth has worked with all the editors and authors of this book, all of whom are prominent computer scientists in their own right. This prestigious publication is comprised of essays that span a wide array of topics on modern programming including programming language design, compiler construction, as well as the Java Hotspot(tm) Virtual machine.