School of Computing

Ian Utting

Emeritus Fellow

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    School of Computing
    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NF


My publications are available from the University of Kent's Academic Repository.

Research Interests

I belong to the following research groups:

I have long worked on the Oracle funded project researching and developing IDEs for the teaching and learning of OO programming in Java, which produces BlueJ and Greenfoot.

I'm also part of the Blackbox project, which gathers web-scale, fine-grained, data on BlueJ use to investigate novice programmers' behaviour and problems.

Other activities

I have a long standing interest and involvement in quality management in HE, both inside the University and elsewhere, with extensive experience in programme validation and review.

*Personal Stuff

Microcosmographia Academica

A guide for the young academic politician first published in 1908, but just as relevant now as it was then. The text is online here.

Unix adverts

Here's the oldest advert I know for Unix bookshelves. It's from "Housewife" magazine, p.127, April 1941, Vol 3 No 4, published by Hulton Press, London.

Dennis Ritchie has collected another ad for this product, which is included along with other examples of the ubiquity of Unix, on his Autres Unix, autres moeurs page.

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Last Updated: 20/10/2020