Blogs

The brain as a computer

On Wednesday 6 November 2019 Sander Bohte (CWI and UvA) will hold his inaugural lecture “the Brain as a computer” as a professor by special appointment of Cognitive Neurobiology.

Inspiring Web Pioneer Steven Pemberton - an interview

CWI celebrates the career of Web pioneer and CWI researcher Steven Pemberton on 4 October with the symposium ‘Declarative Amsterdam’. Steven is well-known for his work on (X)HTML, CSS and XForms, a Web language that can possibly speed up programming 10 times. A good reason for an interview.

Domein-specifieke talen: meer mogelijk maken met minder code

Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) kennen veel voordelen. Zo is programmeren met DSLs efficiënter, sneller en minder foutgevoelig dan bijvoorbeeld programmeren in Java. Tijs van der Storm, senior onderzoeker aan het CWI en hoogleraar aan de RUG, vertelt over DSLs en over de taal Rascal die aan het CWI werd ontwikkeld.

What is code and what is coding?

There exist thousands of programming languages, but only a dozen of them are popular beyond a few hundred users of the language. Some of them are used by hundreds of thousands of people.