Grace Hopper - Grandma COBOL

Created: 2015-09-09 — modified: 2017-04-19 — tags: History

Also known for "First actual case of bug being found" note

9th of September is considered to be the "QA day" in Russia. Why? Because of this anecdotical story mentined in jargon file featuring Grace Hopper. If you read Wikipedia article about her, you will learn that she is famous not only for finding a bug, but actually she had quite some ground-breaking ideas, including, for example, idea of compilers. Just try to imagine it:

It's not people, but computer programs who should create computer programs.

Sounds good even now, heh?