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Empirical Software Engineering Papers

When I teach scientists programming, I frequently cite empirical studies in software engineering to back up my claims about various tools and practice...
March 19, 2014

Our Original Logo

How old is Software Carpentry? So old that the only surviving copy of our original logo is an unanimated GIF:
March 18, 2014

A Letter from John von Neumann

Plans to standardize and publish codes of various groups have been made in the past, and they have not been very successful so far. The difficulty is ...
March 14, 2014

You and Jimi Hendrix

I had a discussion a couple of weeks ago about software development tools and processes with some undergraduate students I'm mentoring. They asked w...
March 14, 2014