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NoSQL vs. SQL
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NoSQL vs. SQL

Broadly, NoSQL has an absence of strict schemas for entities/attributes, while SQL rigidly relates/regulates the two.  

Tips for Successful Examinations in the Age of Remote Education
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Tips for Successful Examinations in the Age of Remote Education

Rather than fancying you can control Internet access, design exams to reward students who won't need it.

How I Evaluate a College Computer Science Teaching Record
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How I Evaluate a College Computer Science Teaching Record

Teaching is a skill, and the best teachers use the best methods.

Lessons From and For Online Teaching
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Lessons From and For Online Teaching

The troika model for successful online teaching.

When Did the Digital Age Begin?
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When Did the Digital Age Begin?

There is no clear answer.

The Skills Students Gain in Online Learning
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The Skills Students Gain in Online Learning

The Corona Year as an opportunity for science and engineering students to practice 21st century skills.

Auditing AI and Autonomous Systems; Building an Infrastructure of Trust
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Auditing AI and Autonomous Systems; Building an Infrastructure of Trust

How do we build trust? How can we systematically assure trust in our systems? How would auditing AI and autonomous systems contribute to this goal? Explaining...

NoSQL: A Beginner's Guide
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NoSQL: A Beginner's Guide

What exactly is NoSQL, and why should it matter in today's hyper-connected society?

First-Year Research Sources
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First-Year Research Sources

Identifying publications for first-year research requires some digging and some non-standard choices.

Superb Historical Robots
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Superb Historical Robots

The world's most magnificent historical robots.

The Cross-Sectorial Collaborative Shared Value Strategy
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The Cross-Sectorial Collaborative Shared Value Strategy

A new strategy – cross-sectorial collaborative shared value – aims to increase the impact of the organization’s social investments.

Project Managers Shouldn't Trust Their Programmers. Do This Instead
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Project Managers Shouldn't Trust Their Programmers. Do This Instead

Don't simply trust and pay your programmers. Why? Because you may end up losing. Instead, you need to validate and review the work performed. Doing so set you up...

What Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Need to Know About Computing
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What Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Need to Know About Computing

Defining goals for computing education beyone CS and Informatics offerings.

Computers for Learning: Charisma that Fails to Disrupt?
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Computers for Learning: Charisma that Fails to Disrupt?

Two books examine why large-scale learning technology often doesn’t achieve expectations. Technology can improve learning at scale, but charismatic stories about...

Teaching Critical Computing is a Grand Challenge for the Whole CS Curriculum
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Teaching Critical Computing is a Grand Challenge for the Whole CS Curriculum

We need to prepare our students' to have a critical perspective on computing, and that requires changing the curriculum, not just a course.

Konrad Zuse's Guestbook: a Treasure Trove
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Konrad Zuse's Guestbook: a Treasure Trove

Computer scientist Konrad Zuse created the world's first programmable computer, the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3.

From Solar Sunrise to SolarWinds
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From Solar Sunrise to SolarWinds

The hack of critical departments of the U.S. government—and of many leading corporations—should come as no surprise.

Time to Exhume PSP?
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Time to Exhume PSP?

The Personal Software Process encourages programmer discipline. Largely forgotten, it does have a few wrinkles, but understanding and applying its core ideas remains...

The Year-Round Joys and Benefits of Open Source Software
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The Year-Round Joys and Benefits of Open Source Software

One of the things that makes us programmers feel warm and fuzzy is open source software. Companies support open source too. Why give something away for free? A...
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