Hugh Darwen


Hugh Darwen

Hugh Darwen, employee of IBM UK from 1967 to 2004, has been involved in the history of the relational model since the beginning. From 1978 to 1982 he was a chief architect on Business System 12, a database management system that faithfully embraced the principles of the relational model. He works closely with Christopher J. Date and represented IBM at the ISO SQL committee (JTC 1/SC 32/WG 3 Database languages) until his retirement from IBM. Darwen is author of The Askew Wall and co-author of The Third Manifesto.

He is currently giving lectures on Relational Databases at the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick (UK) and he is also a tutor for the Open University (UK).

Trivia

* His early works were published under the pseudonym of "Andrew Warden" (anagrams of his surname).
* He has written a book on the card game bridge and has a [http://www.doubledummy.net website] on the subject of double dummy problems.
* Hugh currently teaches a small language designed by himself and Chris Date called Tutorial D.

ee also

*The Third Manifesto
*Christopher J. Date
*Fabian Pascal
*David McGoveran
*Nikos Lorentzos

External links

* [http://www.thethirdmanifesto.com The Third Manifesto] contains material related to the book and links to Hugh Darwen's seminar and lecture slides.


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