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How Does One Calculate With A Circular Slide Rule?
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How Does One Calculate With A Circular Slide Rule?

The circular slide rule was widely used until the 1970s.

10 Tips for Implementing Executable Exams
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10 Tips for Implementing Executable Exams

The focus is on executable exams for an Introduction to Computer Science course.

20 Years of 'Software Engineering for Innovative Internet Applications'
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20 Years of 'Software Engineering for Innovative Internet Applications'

Addressing the question: Why is software engineering part of the undergraduate computer science curriculum?

A Chance for Rebirth
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A Chance for Rebirth

Application of DECT technology in the concept of the Internet of Things.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Key Value   
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Key Value   

Of all non-relationals, the key-value store is by far the most popular due to its extreme simplicity.

Inclusive Integration of Computing in School Districts: Two Essential Tradeoffs
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Inclusive Integration of Computing in School Districts: Two Essential Tradeoffs

When integrating computer science and computational thinking in a school district through inclusive learning pathways, school district leaders face challenging...

Is Computing a Team Sport?
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Is Computing a Team Sport?

I take a peek at the history of computing to see if pioneering early developments were the results of team effort.

Why Did We Ever Think the First Programming Language Didn't Matter?
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Why Did We Ever Think the First Programming Language Didn't Matter?

Maybe the first programming language didn't really matter, because students learning programming were different.

The Evolution of Computing Power in Switzerland
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The Evolution of Computing Power in Switzerland

Milestones in the history of computing from the Swiss National Supercomputing Center, Lugano.  

A MERge Analysis of an Organizational Change: The Case of Internalization at Home
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A MERge Analysis of an Organizational Change: The Case of Internalization at Home

How the Technion assimilated its international activities into its other units’ activities and, at the same time, reduced operational costs related to its international...

New Areas for Application of Self-Organizing Routing
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New Areas for Application of Self-Organizing Routing

To organize the productive work of multiprocessor chips, it is necessary to establish an efficient distribution of computational processes between computational...

The Art Of Speedy Systems Conversions
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The Art Of Speedy Systems Conversions

System conversions represent a type of development in which project scope includes all the effort of an initial software release, plus an entirely new set of complexities...

Soresini: A Very Rare Book on the History of Computing
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Soresini: A Very Rare Book on the History of Computing

The work is an extremely instructive, rich history of calculating technology. It also includes the analog world and automata, and is written in Italian.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Document
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Document

Document databases are particularly useful in app development.

Now What? Order and Test
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Now What? Order and Test

Exploring minimal control flow operations ends in flowcharts.

Science-Changing Code
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Science-Changing Code

The case of NumPy.

Competitions, Not Confrontation
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Competitions, Not Confrontation

The ACM as an organizer of international cooperation.  

The Name Game
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The Name Game

Is there a better name for the Association for Computing Machinery?

New Social-Economic Trends in Computer Science Education
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New Social-Economic Trends in Computer Science Education

Considering new social-economic trends in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Data Science education.
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