Microsoft's Anders Hejlsberg Receives Prestigious Excellence In Programming Award

Dr. Dobb's Journal Honors Microsoft Distinguished Engineer at SD 2001 West



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Microsoft Corp.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:   MSFT)
 today announced that Anders Hejlsberg, a distinguished engineer at Microsoft,
 has been awarded Dr. Dobb's Journal's Excellence in Programming Award for
 2000. Dr. Dobb's Journal presents the award annually to individuals who, in
 the spirit of innovation and cooperation, have made significant and lasting
 contributions to the advancement of software development. Hejlsberg was
 honored Wednesday evening at an awards ceremony at the Software Development
 2001 West trade show for his many contributions to furthering programming
 language development, including Delphi, Turbo Pascal and, most recently, the
 C# (pronounced C sharp) programming language.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO )
     "I am incredibly proud of Anders' many accomplishments and want to
 congratulate him on this great award," said Bill Gates, chairman and chief
 software architect at Microsoft. "Anders' efforts to create C# will change the
 way software is built and delivered over the next decades."
     Hejlsberg joined Microsoft in 1996 and was promoted in 1999 to
 distinguished engineer, a title held by only 16 people at Microsoft. He is the
 chief designer of the C# programming language and a key participant in the
 development of the Microsoft(R) .NET Framework. Hejlsberg has also represented
 Microsoft in ECMA, where C# and the .NET Framework have been submitted by
 Microsoft for standardization. Before his work on C# and the .NET Framework,
 Hejlsberg was an architect for the Visual J++(R) development system and the
 Windows(R) Foundation Classes. Before joining Microsoft, Hejlsberg was one of
 the first employees of Borland International Inc. As principal engineer, he
 was the original author of Turbo Pascal and later worked as the chief
 architect of the Delphi product line. Anders studied engineering at the
 Technical University of Denmark.
     "Every year, Dr. Dobb's Journal honors an individual who has made a
 significant contribution to the art and craft of computer programming," said
 Jonathan Erickson, editor in chief of Dr. Dobb's Journal. "As we were
 reflecting on the past year, Anders immediately stood out for the significant
 contributions he has made to C# as well as to the software development
 industry throughout his career. He was an obvious choice for this year's
 award."
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services
 and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company
 offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people
 through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.
 
     NOTE:  Microsoft, Visual J++ and Windows are either registered trademarks
 or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
     The actual names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Microsoft Corp.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:   MSFT)
 today announced that Anders Hejlsberg, a distinguished engineer at Microsoft,
 has been awarded Dr. Dobb's Journal's Excellence in Programming Award for
 2000. Dr. Dobb's Journal presents the award annually to individuals who, in
 the spirit of innovation and cooperation, have made significant and lasting
 contributions to the advancement of software development. Hejlsberg was
 honored Wednesday evening at an awards ceremony at the Software Development
 2001 West trade show for his many contributions to furthering programming
 language development, including Delphi, Turbo Pascal and, most recently, the
 C# (pronounced C sharp) programming language.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO )
     "I am incredibly proud of Anders' many accomplishments and want to
 congratulate him on this great award," said Bill Gates, chairman and chief
 software architect at Microsoft. "Anders' efforts to create C# will change the
 way software is built and delivered over the next decades."
     Hejlsberg joined Microsoft in 1996 and was promoted in 1999 to
 distinguished engineer, a title held by only 16 people at Microsoft. He is the
 chief designer of the C# programming language and a key participant in the
 development of the Microsoft(R) .NET Framework. Hejlsberg has also represented
 Microsoft in ECMA, where C# and the .NET Framework have been submitted by
 Microsoft for standardization. Before his work on C# and the .NET Framework,
 Hejlsberg was an architect for the Visual J++(R) development system and the
 Windows(R) Foundation Classes. Before joining Microsoft, Hejlsberg was one of
 the first employees of Borland International Inc. As principal engineer, he
 was the original author of Turbo Pascal and later worked as the chief
 architect of the Delphi product line. Anders studied engineering at the
 Technical University of Denmark.
     "Every year, Dr. Dobb's Journal honors an individual who has made a
 significant contribution to the art and craft of computer programming," said
 Jonathan Erickson, editor in chief of Dr. Dobb's Journal. "As we were
 reflecting on the past year, Anders immediately stood out for the significant
 contributions he has made to C# as well as to the software development
 industry throughout his career. He was an obvious choice for this year's
 award."
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services
 and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company
 offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people
 through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.
 
     NOTE:  Microsoft, Visual J++ and Windows are either registered trademarks
 or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
     The actual names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Microsoft Corp.

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