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Small and Big Pleasures
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Small and Big Pleasures

What makes a supervisor happy?

The Citadel and the Amusement Park
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The Citadel and the Amusement Park

There are two kinds of Web sites.

The Mythical Brooks Law
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The Mythical Brooks Law

Yes, you can make a project less late by adding manpower. If you are a good manager.

Just Press Reboot
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Just Press Reboot

Why does the press continue to talk about "computer problems"?

Null-Pointer Crashes, No More
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Null-Pointer Crashes, No More

Void safety is a guarantee that no code will ever catch a reference with its pants down.

Please Explain
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Please Explain

H-index in Web of Science?

A Jolt or Two (Part 1)
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A Jolt or Two (Part 1)

You cannot learn something if you think you already know it, and don't.

What's Your Research?
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What's Your Research?

Research is about solving problems.

Danke Sehr!
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Danke Sehr!

I was not sure what to talk about. And then from Wolfsburg (Germany), miracle struck!

The Robots Are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet)
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The Robots Are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet)

Programs fix themselves! Today! It's scary!

Agile Methods: A Follow-up ACM Webinar
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Agile Methods: A Follow-up ACM Webinar

A follow-up session to the ACM webinar Agile Methods: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly will take place on March 27.

Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini
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Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini

Agile authors tell us that we can build systems one feature at a time. Can we?

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 3: the Web of Science
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What Is Your Research Culture? Part 3: the Web of Science

Experienced institutions know that the Web of Science is inapplicable to the evaluation of computer science research and researchers. It is time that others learned...

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 2: Background
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What Is Your Research Culture? Part 2: Background

Why the research culture questionnaire is not just for fun.

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
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What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire

What kind of computer science culture reigns in your country and organization: retro, or modern? Take the questionnaire and find out.

Computing: Art, Magic, Science
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Computing: Art, Magic, Science

A new EdX MOOC emphasizes abstractions, Design by Contract and software quality.

Typing Without Typing
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Typing Without Typing

Type inference made practical for an object-oriented/functional programming language.

The Good, the Hype and the Ugly
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The Good, the Hype and the Ugly

One of the most dazzling changes to the software development world in the past decade has been the spread of agile methods.

Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?
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Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?

Would Design by Contract have avoided Heartbleed?

Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
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Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter

Often, you will be told programming languages do not matter much. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing language does not matter are simply trying...
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