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Recent posts

Spinellis and "Zero Defect" Code

Diomidis Spinellis posted last week about Tokeneer, a National Security Agency case study carried out by UK software firm Praxis of “…how to develop zero-def...
October 26, 2008

The Thesis Hat

One of my new grad students just mailed this around: In the interest of fostering a better, more closely connected learning community with a vested interest ...
October 21, 2008

Two Others

In amongst a bunch of programming books, I also found time this summer to read a few for fun, like the latest in the Temeraire series. The two I enjoyed most...
October 19, 2008

And Search Returns…?

Here’s a design challenge for anyone who wants it: what should search return? More specifically, suppose you have something like DrProject, which stores tic...
October 16, 2008

Surveying Scientists’ Use of Computers

Computers are as important to modern scientists as test tubes, but we know surprisingly little about how scientists develop and use software in their researc...
October 15, 2008