Microsoft researcher Don Syme honored with Silver Medal from Royal Academy of Engineering


Don Syme, a principal researcher in Microsoft’s Cambridge, U.K., lab recently to get honored with Silver Medal from Royal Academy of Engineering. Don Syme has worked on .NET Generics which was released in 2005 in C# 2.0. Don has also developed his own programming language, known as F#. Interestingly enough, Apple’s Swift programming language apparently shares “strong similarities” with Don’s F# programming language. Syme stated:

“I’m very happy for the lab and for Microsoft and that the Royal Academy of Engineering gave the award in the area of computer science made me particularly happy.”

Source: Microsoft

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