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The 'No SQL' Discussion Has Nothing to Do With SQL
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The 'No SQL' Discussion Has Nothing to Do With SQL

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about "No SQL" databases. This blog post considers the performance argument about No SQL databases; a subsequent posting...

Wrapping up OOPSLA, Looking Forward For SPLASH
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Wrapping up OOPSLA, Looking Forward For SPLASH

Like all good things, OOPSLA 09 concluded last Thursday.  A great conference with many interesting presentations, I'm already looking forward for the next one :...

Innovation = Good Idea + Implementation + Measurement
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Innovation = Good Idea + Implementation + Measurement

We aspire to be innovative, but unless we are wiling to implement it and measure it its just another good idea.

AP CS No Longer Counts For High School Graduation in Georgia (for Now)
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AP CS No Longer Counts For High School Graduation in Georgia (for Now)

Georgia used to count AP CS as a fourth "science" class towards high school graduation. As of 1 October 2009, that is no longer true.

Developing Software For the Outer Space
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Developing Software For the Outer Space

Making good software is hard.  Making software that has to work without defects on a different planet is extremely hard. Today Gerard Holzmann explained how NASA...

The Power of Abstraction–Barbara Liskov's OOPSLA Keynote
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The Power of Abstraction–Barbara Liskov's OOPSLA Keynote

Barbara Liskov is the Turing Award winner for 2008 for her pioneering work in programming languages.  She was the keynote speaker in OOPSLA 2009 and talked about...

Taming the Clouds at OOPSLA
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Taming the Clouds at OOPSLA

OOPSLA 2009 workshops started yesterday (Sunday Oct 25th)  and featured two workshops on Cloud Computing.  The presence of a diverse audience led to many interesting...

The Rise of Empirical Software Engineering (II): What We Are Still Missing
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The Rise of Empirical Software Engineering (II): What We Are Still Missing

One obstacle is hampering the progress of empirical software engineering: we are still missing a culture of reproducibility

Cray and Fernbach Award Winners
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Cray and Fernbach Award Winners

This year, I have the honor and privilege to chair the selection committee for the Seymour Cray and Sidney Fernbach awards, which recognize outstanding contributions...

Impact of the Social Web on Computing Research
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Impact of the Social Web on Computing Research

Scientists from diverse fields are feeling the impact of Social Web systems and are publishing research papers that characterize, model, prototype, and evaluate...

A Week For Computer Science Education
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A Week For Computer Science Education

Computer Science Education Week, which is the week of December 7 , is a wonderful platform to highlight the importance of computing to society and why we need to...

The Rise of Empirical Software Engineering (I): The Good News
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The Rise of Empirical Software Engineering (I): The Good News

Empirical software engineering papers, at places like the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), used to be terrible. There were exceptions, of...

Economic Crisis and Computer Science
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Economic Crisis and Computer Science

A personal view of the role of computer science in economic crisis.

Collaborating Across Boundaries
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Collaborating Across Boundaries

In a global world, collaboration and communicating with colleagues in different geographical locations is becoming critically important.  What kinds of tools can...

Introductory Computer Science Lessons--Take Heart!
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Introductory Computer Science Lessons--Take Heart!

A discussion of Mark Guzdial's post about why our approach to teaching novice CS students is wrong.

How We Teach Introductory Computer Science Is Wrong
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How We Teach Introductory Computer Science Is Wrong

Research in educational psychology in the last 20 years calls into question our most common teaching methods in introductory courses: Teaching programming by having...

Collective Intelligence: a Fad or Real Research?
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Collective Intelligence: a Fad or Real Research?

A recent trend in HCI research is the extension of the long time goal of augmenting human intelligence to "augmenting social intelligence."  That is, enabling not...

Grace Hopper Highlights
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Grace Hopper Highlights

Tessa reports on highlights from the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Final Thoughts About Grace Hopper Conference
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Final Thoughts About Grace Hopper Conference

Just a few final thoughts and pointers to projects and resources.

Grace Hopper Keynote 2: Fran Berman
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Grace Hopper Keynote 2: Fran Berman

Fran Berman's keynote address at the Grace Hopper Conference
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