He'd brought a USB storage stick with a program he'd written on it to show us. What he had written was a very cool web browser. He told me it included about 20,000 lines of C# code.More details over here, screenshots of the browser can be seen over here.
He demonstrated the program for the group and I have to say he impressed a lot of people. This web browser had the features you would expect such as tabbed browsing but it had a lot of features I'd never thought about. For example it was a simple menu option to have the program look up the ownership of a domain using whois. And there were other options to get other bits of information about the web site as well. Frankly there was too much to see in a short period of time for me to absorb it all. I gave him my card and asked him to email me. Frankly I want to try his program out for myself. I also want to know more about how he did it as well.
12-year old programmer creates web browser
Posted on Saturday, Nov 11 2006 @ 18:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Alfred Thompson blogs about a 12-year old programmer he met a few days ago at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago: