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Not Your Grandmother's Textbook Exercise
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Not Your Grandmother's Textbook Exercise

Sarcasm, where you least expected it.

DevSecOps: Resolving Disagreements Between Developers and Security Teams
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DevSecOps: Resolving Disagreements Between Developers and Security Teams

Conflicts and disputes can arise between these adjacent teams; it is impossible to avoid them in the process of launching new products. And they certainly require...

The Legacy of Barry Boehm
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The Legacy of Barry Boehm

One of the founders of software engineering as we know it.

The Continual Re-Creation Of The Key-Value Datastore
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The Continual Re-Creation Of The Key-Value Datastore

The evolution of single machine key-value stores.

Was Ada Lovelace Actually the First Programmer?
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Was Ada Lovelace Actually the First Programmer?

Historical arguments for and against.

Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?
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Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?

Most languages differ less in what they make possible, and more in terms of what they make easy. 

Where is the Cradle of the Computer?
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Where is the Cradle of the Computer?

The digital computer of today arose in the first half of the 1940s independently in three different countries: Germany, the U.K. and the U.S.

Enterprise Metrics and Optimization
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Enterprise Metrics and Optimization

Metrics are critical; without them, you are flying blind.  But be careful what you try to optimize, because you might just get it.

InnovateFPGA: Wrong Strategy Drives One of the Best FPGA Development Contests into Crisis
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InnovateFPGA: Wrong Strategy Drives One of the Best FPGA Development Contests into Crisis

In my opinion, the main problem of the InnovateFPGA contest is the lack of a permanent team to lead.

5 Often Overlooked Coding Mistakes New Web Developers Need to Avoid
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5 Often Overlooked Coding Mistakes New Web Developers Need to Avoid

Avoiding these common, easily preventable blunders will help you maximize success in your career journey.

Software Architecture Decisions: Culture Considerations
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Software Architecture Decisions: Culture Considerations

Architecture decisions can have effects on a company and its culture that go beyond the soundness of the technology.

Anti-Sanctions: New Operating System for Mobile Devices
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Anti-Sanctions: New Operating System for Mobile Devices

There comes a time not only of crisis, but also of great opportunities. And here, it is important to take advantage of these new opportunities.

Data Anonymization Using the Random Sum Method
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Data Anonymization Using the Random Sum Method

The purpose of this blog post is to present an anonymization method that can be applied to the digital attributes of personal data.

Mental Self-Check
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Mental Self-Check

Who is crazy: the rest of the world, or I?

Reflection Pre-learning in Computer Science Courses
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Reflection Pre-learning in Computer Science Courses

Our experience with reflection pre-learning in a MOOC on computational thinking that we developed and currently teach.

Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades
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Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades

Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.

Essentials of BI Dashboards
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Essentials of BI Dashboards

A well-designed dashboard is everyone's dream come true.

Software Stories: Legal Trouble
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Software Stories: Legal Trouble

Legal troubles represent another collection of potential pitfalls where developers often find themselves unprepared. 

Hybrid Models for Legacy Modernization in Digital Transformation Programs
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Hybrid Models for Legacy Modernization in Digital Transformation Programs

There is now a greater need to move away from legacy technologies than ever before.

Reinforcing Computer Science Education
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Reinforcing Computer Science Education

What do computer science students need to know to be successful in industry?
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