Frank McCabe is a Senior Architect at Instart Logic Inc. Educated in England at Manchester University and Imperial College he has been involved in many research areas, in Europe, Japan and in the US.
In the 1980's he co-founded a small startup LPA that developed logic programming solutions for many thousands of customers.
During the 1990's he was active in the European scene for multi-agent systems. He participated in several European research projects.
In the 2000's, he was active in Standard Settings Organizations (including W3C) focussing on areas such as the architecture of Service Ecosystems, Inter-agent communication, Java interfaces, Web services and Business Process Modeling Language.
Recently he has been working on a new programming language – called Star – that aims to combine modern concepts from functional programming, best practices for software engineering and to permit straightforward extensibility. Star is a multi-paradigm language that can equally well tackle intensive real-time calculations and complex AI planning tasks such as scheduling the flow of material through a factory.
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Programming in Star
by Francis McCabe
This book acts as an introduction to programming in Star. It covers a wide range of concepts from basic functional programming to concurrent programming techniques and AI-style agent oriented programming.
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