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Think Before You Fork
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Think Before You Fork

Kode Vicious's thoughts on forking, config files, and using internal wikis.

The Risks of Stopping Too Soon
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The Risks of Stopping Too Soon

Good software design is never easy, but stopping too soon makes the job more difficult.

Practical Application of Theoretical Estimation
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Practical Application of Theoretical Estimation

One of the most popular and successful approaches to estimating software projects is the Putnam model. Developed in the 1970s by...

Who Are We – Now?
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Who Are We – Now?

Considerable progress has been made toward the formation of a computing profession since we started tracking it in this column a decade ago.

The Importance of Reviewing the Code
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The Importance of Reviewing the Code

Highlighting the significance of the often overlooked underlying software used to produce research results.

An Interview with Steve Furber
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An Interview with Steve Furber

Steve Furber, designer of the seminal BBC Microcomputer System and the widely used ARM microprocessor, reflects on his career.

Reaching Learners Beyond Our Hallowed Halls
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Reaching Learners Beyond Our Hallowed Halls

Rethinking the design of computer science courses and broadening the definition of computing education both on and off campus.

Online Advertising, Behavioral Targeting, and Privacy
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Online Advertising, Behavioral Targeting, and Privacy

Studying how privacy regulation might impact economic activity on the advertising-supported Internet.

Asymmetries and Shortages of the Network Neutrality Principle
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Asymmetries and Shortages of the Network Neutrality Principle

Since the beginning of the debate on network neutrality, and perhaps as an inheritance of that beginning, the controversy has been restricted...

Coder's Block
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Coder's Block

Programming is a creative endeavor, and therefore there is such a thing as coder's block. What does it take to clear the blockage?

Platform Wars Come to Social Media
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Platform Wars Come to Social Media

The world can absorb more social media sites, but how many?

Building Castles in the Air
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Building Castles in the Air

Reflections on recruiting and training programmers during the early period of computing.

Managing Global IT Teams: Considering Cultural Dynamics
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Managing Global IT Teams: Considering Cultural Dynamics

Successful global IT team managers combine general distributed team management skills enhanced with cultural sensitivity.

Managing Time
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Managing Time

Professionals overwhelmed with information glut can find hope from new insights about time management.

Technology, Conferences, and Community
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Technology, Conferences, and Community

Considering the impact and implications of changes in scholarly communication.

From Science to Engineering
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From Science to Engineering

A series of recent reports claim the U.S. education system is in a very severe crisis; others suggest the crisis is...

Forest For the Trees
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Forest For the Trees

With the amount of disk space available to the modern programmer, and the lack of parental supervision in most...

The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware
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The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware

Revisiting the need to educate professionals to defend against malware in its various guises.

Against Cyberterrorism
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Against Cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism is a concept that appears recurrently in contemporary media. This coverage is particularly interesting...

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European Exascale Project Drives Toward Next Supercomputing Milestone

The goal of the European Exascale Software Initiative (EESI) is to help effect the migration from petascale to exascale systems over the next 10 years by bringing...
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