Tag Archives: Computer Science

Peter Neumann

Peter Neumann (Principal Scientist, SRI) via ACM journal mention by Vincent Cerf Lots of fun stuff, and especially the quasi-literary pursuits!

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Brad Abrams

MSDN Oct 15 Vol 27, p. 23  The Pit of Success ref to a Brad Abrams quote from Oct 2 2003 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brada/archive/2003/10/02/50420.aspx  which is that essentially, well designed APIs make it hard to get in trouble.. akin to Wizards really … Continue reading

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Agile related

Today’s readings… Keep Agile Going  Dr Dobb’s Jim Highsmith.com Stevens Award and Lecture

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Causality

Why am I posting this?   http://singapore.cs.ucla.edu/LECTURE/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judea_Pearl

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Technical Debt

All too familiar http://mags.acm.org/communications/201205/?CFID=103724481&CFTOKEN=53228316#pg52 http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TechnicalDebtQuadrant.html

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Reminder re Defective Software

Catching up.  The January 2012 CACM (Vol 25, No 1) page 15 article (Bertrand Meyer) reminds us of Defective Software –the Therac-25 issue in particular .   Good Important CS reading. http://www.bowdoin.edu/~allen/courses/cs260/readings/therac.pdf

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ACM

As an undergrad at McMaster in 1984, I was inspired by journals such as the Communications of the ACM. In particular, the articles about aspects of the Space Shuttle Software System -design and testing – come to mind. I’ve recently … Continue reading

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