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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...

Towards Empirical Answers to the Core Problems of Software Engineering
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Towards Empirical Answers to the Core Problems of Software Engineering

Can empirical research give us an answer to the big problems?

Computer Science: Catch Them Early
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Computer Science: Catch Them Early

Informatics education for primary and secondary schools

Apocalypse No! (part 2)
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Apocalypse No! (part 2)

Catastrophism and reliance on dubious studies have no place in serious discussions of software engineering.

Apocalypse No! (part 1)
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Apocalypse No! (part 1)

The state of software is soooooo terrible!

Doing It Right or Doing It Over?
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Doing It Right or Doing It Over?

Not everyone hits on America, who for India sets sail.

The Waves of Publication
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The Waves of Publication

The traditional role of publication-as-process is gone. What remains?

Software Engineering in the Venice of the North
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Software Engineering in the Venice of the North

ESEC-FSE 2013 (in Saint Petersburg,, 18-26 August) is the place to be for software engineering in 2013.

Conferences: Publication, Communication, Sanction
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Conferences: Publication, Communication, Sanction

Conferences have three roles; these roles should be separated.

A Fundamental Duality of Software Engineering
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A Fundamental Duality of Software Engineering

What is the value of that function for x = 6?

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John Mccarthy

The contributions and personality of John McCarthy, one of the pioneers of computer science.

The Modes and Uses of Scientific Publication
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The Modes and Uses of Scientific Publication

Publication is about helping the advancement of humankind. Let us take this basis for granted and look at the other, possibly less glamorous aspects. Publication...
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