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Scimatic Sponsorship

We're very pleased to announce that Scimatic Software, a Toronto based company that specializes in the development of software for the scientific community,...
April 15, 2010

Recovering From Functional Programming

James Hague has an interesting series of posts about functional programming, the latest of which, “Functional Programming Doesn’t Work (and what to do about ...
April 13, 2010

The Chilling Effect of the GPL

Distributed version control systems have finally passed my two-year test [1], so while I was at PyCon in February, I asked a few questions about what it woul...
April 12, 2010

On the Failure of Inquiry-Based Teaching

The full title of Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark’s paper is “Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivi...
April 12, 2010