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Discovering Bugs, or Ensuring Success?
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Discovering Bugs, or Ensuring Success?

Finding errors is not the same as making certain a software product works correctly.

A Software Architect Is the Person You Blame
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A Software Architect Is the Person You Blame

How efficient is your current software project, and could it potentially benefit from the addition of a software architect?

ACM Public Policy Update: 100-Day Highlights
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ACM Public Policy Update: 100-Day Highlights

Chronicling the First 100 Days this year of ACM's member-driven policy efforts in Europe and the U.S.

The Era of Hackers Is Over
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The Era of Hackers Is Over

The ability to hack algorithms and make data structures optimal was a virtue of programmers a few decades ago. The current reality is much different, with the ability...

How Can We Foster Inclusiveness?
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How Can We Foster Inclusiveness?

What can an individual do on a day-to-day basis to ensure that her/his environment fosters inclusiveness?

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

It's Not the 'Why' Chromosome, It's the 'How'
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It's Not the 'Why' Chromosome, It's the 'How'

Women do like the raw technical aspects of computer science.

ACM's Open-Conference Principle and Political Reality
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ACM's Open-Conference Principle and Political Reality

The Open-Conference Principle is aimed at benefiting society.

Database Decay and What To Do About It
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Database Decay and What To Do About It

In our opinion, database decay results from the multi-department organization of large implementations.

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.

Making the World Fair and Just
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Making the World Fair and Just

Wendy Powley and Gloria Childress Townsend report on the National Center for Women & IT Annual Summit, themed "making the world fair and just."  

Here's Why Microsoft Cares About Basic Research — And You Should, Too
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Here's Why Microsoft Cares About Basic Research — And You Should, Too

Basic scientific research made today's technology possible, and it will lead to tomorrow's technological breakthroughs.

The Three Faces of Cyberwar
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The Three Faces of Cyberwar

The different aspects of cyberwar, and what can be done about them.

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...

Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure
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Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure

The longitudinal value of research data often accrues to disciplines other than those where it was created. We need a new model that judiciously balances investment...

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.

The Perfect Candidate
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The Perfect Candidate

What makes a good candidate for a research position?

Computing Does Not Support Its Infrastructure
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Computing Does Not Support Its Infrastructure

All large, multinational companies that depend on their intellectual prowess are able to avoid most taxation. Two factors enable the trend: first intellectual property...

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.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Academia . . .
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Academia . . .

Aria Haghighi, an award-winning natural language processing researcher, describes his trek from a tenure-track faculty job at UMass-Amherst to his decision to leave...
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