By W.H.J. Feijen,A.J.M. van Gasteren,David Gries,J. Misra

greater than the rest, this e-book is a tribute to Edsger W. Dijkstra, at the social gathering of his 60th birthday, by means of quite a few of these lucky sufficient to be stimulated via him and his paintings and to be known as his pal or relation, his grasp, colleague, or scholar. This publication comprises fifty-four technical contributions in several components of exercise, even supposing lots of them care for a space of specific challenge to Dijkstra: programming. every one contribution is comparatively brief and will be digested in a single sitting. jointly, they shape a pleasant go component of the self-discipline of programming at first of the nineties. whereas many comprehend of Dijkstra's technical contributions, they might not pay attention to his final objective, the mastery of complexity in arithmetic and computing technology. He has forcefully argued that attractiveness and magnificence are necessary to this mastery. The name of this e-book, selected to mirror his final objective, comes from a sentence in an editorial of his on a few appealing arguments utilizing mathematical induction: "... once we recognize the conflict opposed to chaos, mess, and unmastered complexity as considered one of computing sci- ence's significant callings, we needs to admit that 'Beauty Is Our Business'."

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