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The Best Languages For Getting Into Functional Programming

The Best Languages For Getting Into Functional Programming | About Computer Science | Scoop.it
What are the best languages for getting into functional programming? This question was originally answered on Quora.
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Most Code Is an Ugly Mess. Here’s How to Make It Beautiful

Most Code Is an Ugly Mess. Here’s How to Make It Beautiful | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

This is what ugly code looks like. It’s a dependency diagram—a representation of interdependence or coupling (the black lines) between software components (the grey dots) within a program. A high degree of interdependence means that changing one component inside the program could lead to cascading changes in all the other connected components…

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Le futurologue en chef de Google annonce la fin de la vie privée : faut-il s'y résoudre ?

Le futurologue en chef de Google annonce la fin de la vie privée : faut-il s'y résoudre ? | About Computer Science | Scoop.it
Vinton Cerf, considéré comme l'un des pères fondateurs d'Internet et futurologue chez Google, a annoncé que conserver une vie privée sur Internet ne sera plus la norme, et que cela sera à l'avenir un objectif quasiment inatteignable.

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Scientists produce most stable qubit, largest quantum circuit yet

Scientists produce most stable qubit, largest quantum circuit yet | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Sydney, Australian National University, and the University of Tokyo have brought together the largest number of quantum system in a single component thus far, taking the record from a previous high of 14, to the new record of 10,000.

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Self-Reference

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Although highly appreciated by artists, self-reference has been a nightmare for mathematicians. It took one of the greatest, Kurt Gödel, to provide a better understanding of it. This article deals with paradoxes, recursion, fractals and Gödel's incompleteness theorems.

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Believing in Computer Science

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"When funding agencies are talking about “breakthroughs” and “paradigm shifts”, what they really mean is “anything but computer science”. When Meyer talks about incrementalism, what he really means is “computer science is worth doing for its own sake”."

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Programming is the start not the end: let’s develop computational thinking and problem solving skills

Programming is the start not the end: let’s develop computational thinking and problem solving skills | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

"let’s change the focus from just writing code to developing the crucial thinking skills and the ability to solve problems."

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Ada Lovelace gets Google Doodle

On December 10th, 2012 Google honors Ada Lovelace with a Google Doodle. Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician. She was the first computer programmer. 

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'Government surveillance is on the rise'

'Government surveillance is on the rise' | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

Technology has changed radically in the past 25 years. E-mails, cellphones, location information and data stored on cloud services weren't considered when the original law was drafted.

The tangled David Petraeus scandal highlights how easily the U.S. government can access citizens' private e-mails.

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After the web, what’s next for digital?

After the web, what’s next for digital? | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

The most significant media disruptor in recent history has been the internet. If the long history of disruptions has taught us anything it is that we need to ask, what era will be next?


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The inevitability of open access

The inevitability of open access | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

There seems to be a consensus that open access is an inevitability. We’re hearing this not only from the usual suspects in academia but from publishers, policy-makers, and other interested parties.

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So you want to become a better programmer

So you want to become a better programmer | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

"Programming is like writing, it is an ART and requires time, dedication and effort. So keep at it and don’t think you’ll become a rockstar developer in a few months. Like all professions; you probably need years of top quality work to get there and lots of prayers too."

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UK gov outlines computer science teaching plans

UK gov outlines computer science teaching plans | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

New course replacing axed ICT curriculum to be introduced in schools from September 2013.

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How Alan Turing accidentally invented the computer

Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/special/alan-turing Alan Turing, one of the 20th century's most wide-ranging and original minds, was born 100 years a...
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Big Data needs Big Theory

Big Data needs Big Theory | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

Just as the industrial age produced the laws of thermodynamics, we need universal laws of complexity.


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Jacek Bugajski's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:26 AM

Big Data needs Big Theory

Ricardo Pimenta's curator insight, December 4, 2013 8:32 AM

Big theory is needed to Big Data issues...

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Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science

Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences invites applications for the Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science program.

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Construction of Numbers

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Although they have been used for thousands of years, an actual definition of numbers was given less than a century ago! From the most fundamental level of set theory, this article takes you to the journey of the construction of natural, integer, rational, real and complex numbers.

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Let's Limit the Effect of Software Patents, Since We Can't Eliminate Them

Let's Limit the Effect of Software Patents, Since We Can't Eliminate Them | About Computer Science | Scoop.it
Patents threaten every software developer, and the patent wars we have long feared have broken out. Software developers and software users – which in our society, is most people – need software to be free of patents.
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..this should be exactly as it was written.

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We remember the computer programmer and cyber activist Aaron Swartz

We remember the computer programmer and cyber activist Aaron Swartz | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

"we remember the pioneering computer programmer and cyber activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life Friday at the age of 26. As a teenager, Swartz helped develop RSS, revolutionizing how people use the Internet. He was also a key architect of Creative Commons and an organizer of the grassroots movement to defeat the controversial House Internet censorship bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the Senate bill. Swartz hanged himself just weeks before the start of a controversial trial."

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Information Pioneers: Ada Lovelace

Ortis Deley presents a profile of Ada Lovelace, the woman who had the vision to imagine the first computer programme.

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The U.N.'s Internet Sneak Attack

The U.N.'s Internet Sneak Attack | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

Who runs the Internet? For now, the answer remains no one, or at least no government, which explains the Web's success as a new technology. But as of next week the answer could be the United Nations.

Letting the Internet be rewired by bureaucrats would be like handing a Stradivarius to a gorilla.

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Ancient 'computer' yielding some secrets

Ancient 'computer' yielding some secrets | About Computer Science | Scoop.it
More than 100 years ago, Greek divers probing an ancient Roman shipwreck off the island of Antikythera retrieved a mysterious object containing gears and covered with inscriptions.
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How open data is changing international aid

How do we make sure that development and aid money actually goes to the people who most need it? One key: connecting the players who are working to change broken systems with the data they need. The role of Computer Science in building a new world...

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Musical Turing test: which audio clip was composed by a computer?

Musical Turing test: which audio clip was composed by a computer? | About Computer Science | Scoop.it

Were you fooled by the machine? Listen to five audio clips and try to guess which piece of music was dreamed up inside the brain of a computer.

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