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Return at Risk
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Return at Risk

Calculating the likely true cost of projects.

An Interview With Edsger W. Dijkstra
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An Interview With Edsger W. Dijkstra

The computer science luminary, in one of his last interviews before his death in 2002, reflects on a programmer's life.

Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?
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Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?

The growing role of artificial agents necessitates modifying legal frameworks to better address human interests.

Remembrances of Things Pest
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Remembrances of Things Pest

Recalling malware milestones.

Presenting Your Project
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Presenting Your Project

The what, the how, and the why of giving an effective presentation.

How Html5 Will Shake ­p the Web
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How Html5 Will Shake ­p the Web

HTML5, the next version of the markup language used to build Web pages, has attracted attention for its ability to show video inside a Web browser without using...

A to Z of Programming Languages: Smalltalk-80
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A to Z of Programming Languages: Smalltalk-80

Much of modern-day programming is based on the Smalltalk-80 programming language, which was co-developed by Alan Kay, widely considered the father of the concept...

A to Z of Programming Languages: Smalltalk-80
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A to Z of Programming Languages: Smalltalk-80

Much of modern-day programming is based on the Smalltalk-80 programming language, which was co-developed by Alan Kay, widely considered the father of the concept...

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John Shalf Talks Parallel Programming Languages

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center's John Shalf describes parallel programming languages as tools designed to program systems with multiple...

Outsourcing Versus Shared Services
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Outsourcing Versus Shared Services

Choosing between outsourcing and shared services has significant implications for long-term corporate strategy.

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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Objective-C

Brad Cox, creator of the Objective-C programming language, says he co-developed the language with partner Tom Love as a reaction to the C language and its limitations...

Software Studies, Rethinking Computing For Development in Africa
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Software Studies, Rethinking Computing For Development in Africa

The field of computer science builds on Western industry, military and government interests. Modern day computing has almost wholly emerged out of a western context...

The Grill: Fred Brooks
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The Grill: Fred Brooks

Fred Brooks, who was project manager for the IBM System/360 and the lead designer of its operating system, says that software developers should plan on continuously...

Scaling the Exa
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Scaling the Exa

The University of Tennessee's Jack Dongarra says the transition to exascale computing is going to be more dramatic than earlier transitions, and this will result...

An Interview with Ed Feigenbaum
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An Interview with Ed Feigenbaum

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Edward A. Feigenbaum, a pioneer in the field of expert systems, reflects on his career.

Plotting Away
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Plotting Away

Dear KV, I've been working with some code that generates massive data sets, and . . . I'm finding that more and more often I...

Myths and Fallacies of 'Personally Identifiable Information'
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Myths and Fallacies of 'Personally Identifiable Information'

Developing effective privacy protection technologies is a critical challenge for security and privacy research as the amount and variety of data collected about...

Gary Mcgraw on Developing Secure Software
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Gary Mcgraw on Developing Secure Software

Cigital CTO Gary McGraw and colleagues examined 30 companies' secure software development practices to create a measurement instrument that companies could use...

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Html: Still Not All It's Cracked ­p to Be

The headaches of Web application development are being compounded by the ever-proliferating morass of Web standards, frameworks, and tools.

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Apple: The Microsoft of Mobile?

Apple could soon be the target of an antitrust investigation by either the Federal Trade Commission or the Department of Justice, according to numerous press reports...
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