Dietmar Rudolph

Consultant, Programmer, Author, Editor, Publisher, Expert Advisor

Dietmar Rudolph received an M. Sc. (Diplom-Mathematiker) in Mathematics, Computer Science und Operations Research from the Univerity of Bochum/Germany (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) in 1983.

He was the founder and president of CR/LF, Essen/Germany and in parallel has been Vice-President Europe of CADLock, Inc., Apple Creek OH/U.S.A. for a long time. Prior to forming CR/LF, Dietmar Rudolph worked at the University of Bochum's Data Processing Center, at Dietz Computers in Mülheim/Germany, and with Norsk Data, Norway.

Dietmar Rudolph has written millions of lines of code in two dozen programming languages as well as authored, translated, and edited more than 60 computer books in both German and English, many of them about CAD, AutoCAD, DXF, database systems, the Internet, and operating systems. In addition he wrote several hundred articles for various computer magazines, both in the U.S. and in Germany. His work has been translated into multiple foreign languages such as Italian, Greek, Arabian and Mandarin (Chinese). From 2004 to 2008 Dietmar Rudolph's expert knowledge helped his clients in multiple patent litigations on hardware and software to earn multi-million Dollars in license fees. Among the patents in suit was the probably most valuable IT patent ever litigated, the "Clipper" processor.

In addition to his business and after retiring, Dietmar Rudolph works on various other topics in which he has become a nationally or internationally renowned expert: 1950s and 1960s music (Chuck Berry, Sheldon Recording Studios), traffic and transport systems (Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, Straßenverkehrsunordnung) as well as vintage science fiction (Robert Heinlein).


Here is a partial list of computer-related books Dietmar Rudolph authored:

Further Publications

On non-computer-related topics Dietmar Rudolph authored or still writes e.g.:

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