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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.

Athena Award Nominations Closing Soon!
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Athena Award Nominations Closing Soon!

Don't miss out on the chance to nominate someone for an Athena Award from ACM-W.

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.

Teaching Real-World Programming
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Teaching Real-World Programming

In this post, I describe a ubiquitous style of programming that, to my knowledge, has never been formally taught in the classroom.

Is It Time to Change How Software Developers Are Hired?
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Is It Time to Change How Software Developers Are Hired?

Considerations of how conventional hiring practices prevent diversification of software development groups.

What Does 'Big Data' Mean? (Part 3)
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What Does 'Big Data' Mean? (Part 3)

The "big velocity" use case is examined in this third post in a series on big data.

Teaching Programming To A Highly Motivated Beginner
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Teaching Programming To A Highly Motivated Beginner

I recount what I learned from spending nine months teaching computer programming to a person with no prior programming experience.

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?

Intermittent Net and Mobile/Cloud Development
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Intermittent Net and Mobile/Cloud Development

Intermittent Net: The Importance of Distributed Thinking in Mobile/Cloud Application Development (and Usage)

Designing APIs For Mobile Performance Best Practices
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Designing APIs For Mobile Performance Best Practices

While there are many ways of tackling these unique obstacles of mobile performance, this article is largely focused on things that can be done from an API, or backend...

Data Mining the Web Via Crawling
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Data Mining the Web Via Crawling

This post focuses on the data collection via crawling the web, by covering some of the challenges around collecting and discovering new content via a web crawler...

Preparing Computing Students For the Designer Role
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Preparing Computing Students For the Designer Role

The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predictions for the next 10 years predicts lower-than-average growth in programming jobs, but dramatic growth in designer...

Possible Hadoop Trajectories
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Possible Hadoop Trajectories

Hadoop has spread rapidly in the last few years as a platform for parallel computation in Java, but we believe a lot of improvement will be required for serious...

Hadoop AllReduce and Terascale Learning
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Hadoop AllReduce and Terascale Learning

In a breakthrough last summer, we came up with the first learning algorithm I've seen that is provably faster than any future single machine learning algorithm....

Exciting New Research Presented at Grace Hopper
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Exciting New Research Presented at Grace Hopper

The Grace Hopper Conference includes a Ph.D. Forum that showcases the research of current Ph.D. students, with the additional goal of providing support and mentoring...

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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...

Why We Compute
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Why We Compute

Why do we, as researchers and practitioners, have this deep and abiding love of computing? Why do we compute? I suspect it is a deeper, more primal yearning, one...

Why Don't Languages Support Multimedia All the Way Down?
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Why Don't Languages Support Multimedia All the Way Down?

It's a hallmark of CS thinking, to be able to shift levels of abstraction down to the bytes. Why do programming languages make this so hard to teach students?

Research in Agile Development Practices
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Research in Agile Development Practices

Recent research in Agile development practices has identified that self-organizing teams spontaneously assume some previously unclassified roles and practices to...
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