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Queue is published 6 times per year, with issues available via an app on iPhone and iPad and Android devices or via a browser-based 'digital edition' (DE).

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May/June 2017 Table of Contents

May/June 2017 acmqueue


Features

Is There a Single Method for the Internet of Things?
- Ivar Jacobson, Ian Spence, Pan-Wei Ng

The IoT will demand new and better methods of developing the vast amount of new software that will be required. The OMG standard Essence can help keep it all from becoming unwieldy.

Metaphors We Compute By
- Alvaro Videla

Programmers must be able to tell a story with their code. Like writers, they must know their metaphors. Thus we get concepts such as queues, nodes, traffic, congestion—all shaping the way people understand what's happening in a program.

Hootsuite: In Pursuit of Reactive Systems
- A discussion with Edward Steel, Yanik Berube, Jonas Bonér, Ken Britton, and Terry Coatta

In a case study of this most widely used SaaS platform for managing social media, participants discuss Hootsuite's transition from a LAMP platform to a microservices architecture, aided by Scala and Lightbend.


Columns / Departments

Kode Vicious
IoT: The Internet of Terror

- George Neville-Neil

Don't ever, ever underestimate the need for encryption in IoT software, no matter the cost in battery life or anything else.

The Soft Side of Software
10 Ways to be a Better Interviewer

- Kate Matsudaira

You have an hour in a room with two chairs and a whiteboard to determine if a job candidate is the right fit. Preparation is key to choosing the best person for the job.

Everything Sysadmin
Four Ways to Make CS and IT Curricula More Immersive

- Thomas A. Limoncelli

Computer science and IT curricula in today's universities should be immersive, more reliably reflecting the real world. Better to start off experiencing a well-run system than figuring out how to fix a badly run one.

Research for Practice
Vigorous Public Debates in Academic Computer Science

- John Regehr

As with any academic discipline, computer science has inspired energetic public debates over what works and what doesn't—from GoTo statements to security protocols.

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