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subjectSoftware
authorBertrand Meyer

Until the Craze Fades
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Until the Craze Fades

Too much, perhaps, of a good thing?

Why Not Program Right?
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Why Not Program Right?

Not your grandmother's class invariant.

When Will  We Learn?
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When Will We Learn?

Massive software failure once again, with no lesson from past occurrences and no lesson for future systems.

End Anonymous Refereeing
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End Anonymous Refereeing

Who came up with this bizarre idea?

Beyond Folk Pedagogy
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Beyond Folk Pedagogy

On evidence-based teaching.

Empirical Answers to Important Software Engineering Questions (Part 1 of 2)
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Empirical Answers to Important Software Engineering Questions (Part 1 of 2)

Beyond the lamppost

The End of Software Engineering and the Last Methodologist
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The End of Software Engineering and the Last Methodologist

Let's all do deep learning now.

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.

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.

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...

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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