About Eero

The first idea I had for eero was to remove the “slum of braces” from Objective-C. My wife had told me about the idea behind the design of the Tulip chair and Pedestal table by the Finnish-American architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen. His goal in creating this table and chairs, which rest on round bases, was to clean up the “slum of legs” that had always been present in dining-room furniture. Given our mutual interest in reduction and simplification, it seemed fitting to name my Objective-C dialect after him.
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About me

After receiving my B.S.E.E. from the University of Michigan, I went to work in software development. I’ve worked for large companies like Nokia, Texas Instruments, and McDonnell Douglas (a.k.a Boeing); some medium and small companies; and for myself. I’ve programmed professionally in C, C++, Objective-C, Python, Java, JavaScript, Ada, and even Pascal and Fortran (sorry if I’ve forgotten anyone… oh yeah, assembly).
My wife, Danielle, and I live in Mountain View, CA.