Impact Factor of Computer Science Journals 2007
The ISI Web of Knowledge
recently published the 2007
Journal Citation Reports.
a similar study I performed last year,
here is my analysis of the current status and trends for the
in computer science journals.
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The Way We Program
If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong.
— Norm Schryer
I can still remember the first time I laid my eyes on production-quality source code. This was in the early 1980s and the code was the BIOS listing of the original IBM PC. The 5940 lines of code spanned 80 neatly typeset pages in a three-ring slip-covered binder. Two things made a lasting impression on me. The first was the elation of being able to read, understand and learn from the code that made a real machine tick. This may have sparked my current practical and research interests in open source software. The second, was the way the code was commented. The BIOS was written in 8086 assembly language, and almost every line had a comment on its right hand side. By poring over the code and its comments I learned 8086 assembly, programming style, and understood the PC’s hardware architecture.
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