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...Bertrand Meyer From BLOG@CACM | September 24, 2011 at 10:52 AM
“Break through!” clamor the funding agencies, which scorn “incremental” research. Sure, every human being needs hype; in truth, though, almost all research—good...Bertrand Meyer From BLOG@CACM | June 13, 2011 at 02:46 AM
Detailed data collection at ETH Zurich over eight years shows what entering computer science students already know in computer usage and programming.
Bertrand Meyer From BLOG@CACM | January 25, 2011 at 09:01 AM
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...Bertrand Meyer From BLOG@CACM | January 13, 2011 at 01:53 PM
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.Bertrand Meyer From BLOG@CACM | October 20, 2010 at 09:21 PM
Empirical software engineering papers, at places like the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), used to be terrible. There were exceptions, of...Bertrand Meyer From BLOG@CACM | October 19, 2009 at 12:25 PM