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Reflection Pre-learning in Computer Science Courses
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Reflection Pre-learning in Computer Science Courses

Our experience with reflection pre-learning in a MOOC on computational thinking that we developed and currently teach.

Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades
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Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades

Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.

Essentials of BI Dashboards
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Essentials of BI Dashboards

A well-designed dashboard is everyone's dream come true.

Software Stories: Legal Trouble
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Software Stories: Legal Trouble

Legal troubles represent another collection of potential pitfalls where developers often find themselves unprepared. 

Hybrid Models for Legacy Modernization in Digital Transformation Programs
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Hybrid Models for Legacy Modernization in Digital Transformation Programs

There is now a greater need to move away from legacy technologies than ever before.

Reinforcing Computer Science Education
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Reinforcing Computer Science Education

What do computer science students need to know to be successful in industry?

Not Worth a Thousand Words
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Not Worth a Thousand Words

Pictures are no substitute for substance.

Software Quotes and Counter Quotes
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Software Quotes and Counter Quotes

Certain phrases and motifs are repeated in software efforts.

Design Orientation and Optimization
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Design Orientation and Optimization

Considering how to concurrently maximize output via vertical and horizontal optimization.

The Triad of Graduate Studies
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The Triad of Graduate Studies

The Research Community, Research Subject, and Research Process.

Software Learning: The Art Of Design Regret
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Software Learning: The Art Of Design Regret

How should software engineers try to classify their reflections?

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Key Value   
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Key Value   

Of all non-relationals, the key-value store is by far the most popular due to its extreme simplicity.

Is Computing a Team Sport?
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Is Computing a Team Sport?

I take a peek at the history of computing to see if pioneering early developments were the results of team effort.

The Art Of Speedy Systems Conversions
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The Art Of Speedy Systems Conversions

System conversions represent a type of development in which project scope includes all the effort of an initial software release, plus an entirely new set of complexities...

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Document
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Document

Document databases are particularly useful in app development.

Now What? Order and Test
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Now What? Order and Test

Exploring minimal control flow operations ends in flowcharts.

Science-Changing Code
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Science-Changing Code

The case of NumPy.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Column
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Column

The elements of one of the most used and popular data designs around.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Graph Databases
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Graph Databases

SQL represents data stored in rows and tables, while high-growth NoSQL is data stores arranged via nested documents as columnar schemas or key-value pairs. One...
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