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Muhammad Ali Gulzar, Matteo Interlandi, Seunghyun Yoo, Sai Deep Tetali, Tyson Condie, Todd Millstein, and Miryung Kim: "BigDebug: Debugging Primitives f...
June 05, 2016


Sometimes programming feels like trying to fix a leaky pipe, one that's rusted half-way through and just barely accessible in an awkward corner behi...
June 04, 2016

First Analysis of Instructor Training Data

Following up on Wednesday’s post about instructor training stats, Erin Becker (Data Carpentry’s new Associate Director) has posted an analysis. I was very su...
May 20, 2016

Get Better But Not Change

The tragedy of the Hapsburgs was that they wanted things to get better, but couldn't bear the thought that anything might actually change. ...
May 19, 2016