Anders Hejlsberg

  • Danish businessman
  • Born 1960

Anders Hejlsberg (, born 2 December 1960) is a prominent Danish software engineer who co-designed several popular and commercially successful programming languages and development tools. He was the original author of Turbo Pascal and the chief architect of Delphi. He currently works for Microsoft as the lead architect of C# and core developer on TypeScript.

I work day-to-day on C# and .Net and work at home two days a week so I can do deep thinking, writing and reflecting.

I have no people reporting to me and don't expect to. My competency is in the tech realm.

It gives you great pleasure to know that millions of developers, day to day, make their living using the software that you created.

I love working with smart people and being challenged. I also like working on stuff that's relevant. That's my adrenaline shot.

Metaprograms are programs that manipulate themselves or other programs as data.

I felt there was a need for us to build a new programming language. I also had come to see that Microsoft functions best when it controls its own destiny.