Adopting good scientific practices increases your visibility and the grade of your thesis

Adopting healthy scientific practices is essential for conducting good quality research. This may be intuitive but it is hard to achieve and does not happen naturally. This video from the Royal Society introduces the problem: The term “replication crisis” emphasizes that replication, a corner stone in science, is often considered of secondary importance. If we…

The API Economy: Resources for Programming the Web

The API economy is an effective way to leverage the possibility of programming the Web. The definition of this practice is relatively simple: API Economy (sometimes known as API-driven economy) simply refers to the exchange of value between consumers and providers through APIs. An application programming interface (or API) is a computing interface which defines…

On Scientific Writing: Classic, Postmodern, and Self-Conscious Style

Let’s talk about scientific writing. The need to master this skill in a thesis or a scientific paper is pretty much self-explanatory. Mastering writing is mastering an effective technique for communicating what you would like to share with your supervisor(s), all the people involved in your thesis, and fellow members of the scientific community. In…

Introduction to Computer Networks and How Internet Works

In this article I would like to provide a (small) introduction to computer networks and the necessary infrastructure for them to operate well. In a nutshell, it is all about connecting client applications to servers. A server is a computer or a computer program which manages access to a centralized resource or service in a…

Introduction to Databases and How We Store Information in Computers

This article is just a small introduction to databases that hopefully will help you in getting familiar with the topic. It is deliberately simple and intends to provide an overview of the domain. A database is an organized collection of data, generally stored and accessed electronically from a computer system. The databases that are more…

Related Work/Literature Review/Survey Paper: A Collection of Resources

A scientific literature review (sometimes also called related work or survey paper) is an integral part of: Writing scientific papers Writing position reports in a non-academic job Writing your Bachelor/Master/PhD thesis Here, you will find a collection of resources that should help you in addressing your scholarly needs. Not All Publications Are Equal Yes, quality…

How to write clean code by Uncle Bob (Robert Cecil Martin)

This is a collection of videos by Uncle Bob (Robert Cecil Martin) on how to write clean code. He is an American software engineer, instructor, and best-selling author. He developed several software design principles and co-founded the Agile Manifesto. There is more to object oriented programming. If you want to be able to write code…

Front End Development, Back End Development, and Full Stack Developers

Developing software is more and more a collaborative activity where multiple experts interact for delivering a particular solution. Strictly talking about development and without including supporting activities, we can divide programmers as specialized in front-end development or back-end development. Let’s try to define these activities. We can define front-end-development as the practice of converting data…