Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award is annually bestowed on individuals who, in the spirit of innovation and cooperation, have made significant contributions to the advancement of software development. The first award was given out in 1995, recognizing Alexander Stepanov, for his work on the C++ Standard Template Library, and Linus Torvalds, for creating Linux.
The recipient of the 2009 award is one of the world's foremost experts on C++ software development Scott Meyers. In addition to providing training and consulting services to clients worldwide, Scott is author of the best-selling Effective C++ book series Effective C++, More Effective C++, and Effective STL), wrote and designed the innovative Effective C++ CD, is consulting editor for Addison Wesley's Effective Software Development Series, and was a founding member of the Advisory Board for The C++ Source. He's written for numerous magazines, including Dr. Dobb's Journal, the C/C++ Users Journal, and IEEE Software.
He has also served as a technical advisor to several start-up companies. A programmer since 1972, Scott holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Brown University.
Join us in congratulating Scott for being this year's recipient, and thanking him for his many contributions to the art and science of software development.
Past Award Recipients
The Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award is annually bestowed on individuals who, in the spirit of innovation and cooperation, have made significant contributions to the advancement of software development. Past recipients include: