software engineering

engineering

Oregon Unconstitutionally Fined a Man $500 for Saying ‘I am an Engineer,’ Federal Judge Rules

Mats Järlström has won his First Amendment case against the state of Oregon: "This restriction clearly controls and suppresses protected speech."
Jason Koebler
1.2.19
algorithms

How to Harness Data Science for Experimental Creative Writing

NYU professor Allison Parrish describes a new frontier in marrying textual analysis and poetry.
Michael Byrne
10.4.17
code

New MIT Tool Automatically Rewrites Old Code for New Software

But take heart: It still requires human developers.
Michael Byrne
9.27.17
programming

Are Software Developers Miserable?

A new survey attempts to quantify the unhappiness of programmers.
Michael Byrne
4.15.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Unsurprisingly, Gender Neutral Textbooks Make for Better Students

Two Swedish researchers found that you are more likely to apply for a course and get good grades if the books you read are less about boring stereotypes and more about situations you can personally identify with.
Caisa Ederyd
10.4.16
software

What It Means To Be a 'Popular' Programming Language

Alternately, what does it mean for a hammer to be the most popular tool?
Michael Byrne
10.1.16
Hacking

The Smallest Code

Is it a single numerical digit? A line of assembly language? Let's find out.
Michael Byrne
9.11.16
Art

Take a Peek at the Artistic Sides of Mosquitoes, Bacteria, and Scientific Processes

'Science of the Unseen' is an online exhibition brainstormed by a computer graphics collective.
Francesca Capossela
7.2.16
Trolls

How To Keep Stack Overflow from Turning Into a Landfill

Why the site is in decline and how to save it, according to IT researchers.
Michael Byrne
6.25.16
machines

Researchers Use Developer Biometrics to Predict Code Quality

Fuck.
Michael Byrne
5.22.16
machines

Programmers Aren't Writing Green Code Where It's Most Needed

But they're at least into the idea, according to a new survey.
Michael Byrne
5.22.16
machines

Don't Pick a Programming Language Because It's the 'Most Profitable'

Here's why that's a bullshit metric.
Michael Byrne
3.25.16
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