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dateMore Than a Year Ago
subjectComputer Systems
authorBertrand Meyer

Just Press Reboot
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Just Press Reboot

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

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!

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

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

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...

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.

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John Mccarthy

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

Long Live Incremental Research!
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Long Live Incremental Research!

“Break through!” clamor the funding agencies, which scorn “incremental” research. Sure, every human being needs hype; in truth, though, almost all research—good...

Again: The One Sure Way to Advance Software Engineering
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Again: The One Sure Way to Advance Software Engineering

There is one proven way to improve the state of software, following the the airline industry's spectacular improvements of safety. The IT industry ignores it. Why...

Watts Humphrey: In Honor of a Pioneer
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Watts Humphrey: In Honor of a Pioneer

Watts Humphrey left us a few weeks ago. His contributions to professional software engineering have been essential.

Fixing the Process of Computer Science Refereeing
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Fixing the Process of Computer Science Refereeing

There is a simple way to make refereeing better, almost overnight. It takes a bit of courage, but it would restore honesty and quality to the process.

Showcasing European Computer Science
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Showcasing European Computer Science

Retrospective on the 2009 European Computer Science Summit and the launch of ACM Europe

The Rise of Empirical Software Engineering (i): the Good News
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The Rise of Empirical Software Engineering (i): the Good News

Empirical software engineering papers, at places like the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), used to be terrible. There were exceptions, of...
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