Publications

Books

2018 Routines of Substitution: John von Neumann’s Work on Software Development, 1945-1948 (Springer)
[Publisher’s web page] [pre-publication draft]
2016 ENIAC in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer (MIT Press) (with T. Haigh and C. Rope)
[Publisher’s web page]
2011 A Science of Operations: Machines, Logic, and the Invention of Programming (Springer)
[Publisher’s web page] [2013 Fernando Gil prize, Special Commendation]
[This is an expanded version of my 2008 PhD thesis]

Articles and book chapters

2017 “AI and the Origins of the Functional Programming Language Style”. Minds and Machines, 27(3):449–472, doi:10.1007/s11023-017-9432-7.
[Publisher’s web page] [pre-publication draft]
2016 “Where Code Comes From: Architectures of Automatic Computing from Babbage to Algol” (with T. Haigh). Communications of the ACM, 59(1):39-44.
2015 “Innovators Assemble: Ada Lovelace, Walter Isaacson, and the Superheroines of Computing” (with T. Haigh). Communications of the ACM, 58(9):20-27.
2014 “Los Alamos bets on ENIAC: Nuclear Monte Carlo Simulations, 1947-1948” (with T. Haigh and C. Rope). IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 36(3):42-63.
[pdf]
“Engineering ‘The Miracle of the ENIAC’: Implementing the Modern Code Paradigm” (with T. Haigh and C. Rope). IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 36(2):41-59.
[pdf]
“Reconsidering the stored program concept” (with T. Haigh and C. Rope). IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 36(1):4-17.
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“When technology became language: the origins of the linguistic conception of computer programming, 1950-1960” (with D. Nofre and G. Alberts). Technology and Culture, 55(1):40-75.
[Winner of the 2015 Mahoney Prize]
1995 “Discipline or punish: the cruelty of not teaching software engineering”. In Professional Awareness in Software Engineering, ed. C. Myers (McGraw-Hill).
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