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The Practice archive provides access to all Practice articles published in past issues of Communications of the ACM.

December 2011


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Postmortem Debugging in Dynamic Environments

Postmortem Debugging in Dynamic Environments

Many modern dynamic languages lack tools for understanding complex failures.


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How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami?

How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami?

Astronomers are collecting more data than ever. What practices can keep them ahead of the flood?


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Coding Guidelines: Finding the Art in the Science

Coding Guidelines: Finding the Art in the Science

Computer science is both a science and an art. Yet, when it comes time for implementation, there is a combination of artistic flare, nuanced style, and technical prowess that separates good code from great code.