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Instructor Training Completion Times

How long does it take to complete instructor training once the class itself is done? Two dozen people who recently qualified told us this: Reading Les...
July 05, 2016

In That Dawn

"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive..." — Wordsworth Jerome Ravetz's recent article How should we treat science's growing ...
June 21, 2016

An Interview with Andreas Stefik

Functional Geekery's interview with Andreas Stefik is a great summary of what we actually know about the usability of programming languages—it's w...
June 15, 2016

Polymorphism in Python

Beatrice Åkerblom and Tobias Wrigstad: "Measuring Polymorphism in Python Programs". SPLASH'15, October 2015, https://people.dsv.su.se/~beatric...
June 13, 2016

Frequency Distribution of Error Message

David Pritchard: "Frequency Distribution of Error Messages". PLATEAU'15, October 2015, http://2015.splashcon.org/event/plateau2015-frequency-distrib...
June 12, 2016