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Education: Alice 3
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Education: Alice 3: Concrete to Abstract

The innovative Alice 3 programming environment, currently in beta testing, teaches students to program with Alice and Java software.

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?
From Communications of the ACM

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?

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...

Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing
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Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing

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...

Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing
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Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing

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...

The Next Best Thing to You
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The Next Best Thing to You

Have you ever wished you could be in two places at once? Perhaps you've had the desire to create a copy of yourself that could stand in for you at a meeting, freeing...

'it Will Step in on My Day Off'
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'it Will Step in on My Day Off'

In this interview, Electronic Arts senior vice-president online Nanea Reeves shares some of her predictions about the future. Reeves says that video games will...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Tcl
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Tcl

John Ousterhout is the creator of the Tcl programming language. He says that its creation came about to meet the challenge of producing and deploying a powerful...

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Gregg Favalora Talks About 3-D Imaging Breakthroughs

Gregg Favalora, the founder, president, chief executive officer and chief technology officer of Actuality Medical Inc., discusses 'crystal ball' 3-D imaging, breakthrough...

Xeround's Yarkoni Talks About the Cloud, Databases and More
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Xeround's Yarkoni Talks About the Cloud, Databases and More

Charlotte Yarkoni joined Xeround as chief executive officer 16 months ago. Now, the former Amdocs and Cingular executive is transitioning the software company from...

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service
From Communications of the ACM

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service

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...

Computing as Social Science
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Computing as Social Science

College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...

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It Built Into Your Jewelery

Henry Tirri, Nokia's head of research, says the economic downturn will lead to more investments in collaboration tools, broadband, video, and mobile technology...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh

Steve Bourne, creator of the Bourne shell or sh programming language, says in an interview that the language aimed to remedy the problem of designing the shellView...

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Why Ebay Lost to Taobao in China: The Glocal Advantage

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...

Q&A: The Upper Limit
From Communications of the ACM

Q&A: The Upper Limit

Jeannette Wing talks about clusters, creativity, and the power of computational thinking.

Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale
From Communications of the ACM

Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale

A proposal to remedy problems in the reviewing process.

True Seeds of Open-Source Software
From Communications of the ACM

True Seeds of Open-Source Software

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...

CTO Virtualization Roundtable
From Communications of the ACM

CTO Virtualization Roundtable: Part II

When it comes to virtualization platforms, experts say focus first on the services to be delivered.

CTO Virtualization Roundtable
From Communications of the ACM

CTO Virtualization Roundtable: Part II

When it comes to virtualization platforms, experts say focus first on the services to be delivered.

Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger
From Communications of the ACM

Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger

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...
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