Jamie Zawinski is what I would call a duct-tape programmer.
I say that with a great deal of respect. He is the kind of programmer who is hard at work building...joelonsoftware.com From ACM Opinion | September 25, 2009
Should computers be intuitive, requiring little to no learning or thinking? Is it even possible for them to be so?
“Nothing is intuitive,” said Slashdot blogger...LinuxInsider From ACM Opinion | September 25, 2009
The innovative Alice 3 programming environment, currently in beta testing, teaches students to program with Alice and Java software.Wanda Dann, Stephen Cooper From Communications of the ACM | August 1, 2009
A frequent question I hear about Communications, and about ACM publishing in general, involves its access model. I am asked: "Why don't you adopt the open-access...Moshe Y. Vardi From Communications of the ACM | July 1, 2009
Wired magazine writer and author Steven Levy interviews Microsoft Corp.'s Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie about the value of cloud computing and how it will...Microsoft PressPass From ACM Opinion | June 9, 2009
The commercial opportunities of software as a service are widely hyped these days and many think SaaS is the future of software. That might be true in the medium...Martin Campbell-Kelly From Communications of the ACM | May 1, 2009
College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...Michael Buckley From Communications of the ACM | April 1, 2009
How Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) electronic-commerce platforms in China compete and how buyers are stimulated to be both aware and trustful of sellers through buyer...Carol Xiaojuan Ou, Robert M. Davison From Communications of the ACM | January 1, 2009
Though I appreciated Martin Campbell-Kelly's "Viewpoint" "Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?" (Oct. 2008), we must still rectify a small piece of history...CACM Staff From Communications of the ACM | January 1, 2009
Relational database pioneer Patricia G. Selinger explores the vast realm of database technology and trends in a wide-ranging discussion with Microsoft's James Hamilton...James Hamilton From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2008
When ACM launched its pioneering Digital Library a decade ago, it was one of the first professional societies to offer its members—and the broader computing community—a...John R. White From Communications of the ACM | November 1, 2008