• Issue #5: Ethics

    The Current State Of Ethics In Tech

    Over the course of the last couple of years more and more press has surfaced about companies and their unethical practices and processes —how they’ve manipulated or exposed user’s privacy or data for their own gain. This isn’t new, with many of the reported incidents having happened in 2012-2013 and before.

  • Issue #5: Ethics

    Primum Non Nocere

    Here is a non-revolutionary idea. One that many have had before, and one that many will have after this article. One that might never become true, because of the forces at play and the strength of some contrarian opinions. Here the author proposes the establishment of the equivalent of the "Hippocratic Oath" for the software industry.

  • Issue #5: Ethics,  Subscribers Only

    What Is To Be Done?

    The title of this article has been used and re-used by socialists throughout history. Luke puts it into the mouths of the crowd listening to John the Baptist. In response to their question, John suggests that those who have surplus clothing and food share with those who do not have enough.

  • Issue #4: Programming, Art Or Science?

    Issue #4: Programming, Art Or Science?

    Happy 2019 and welcome to the fourth issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, dedicated to the subject of Programming, Art Or Science? In this edition Carola Nitz explores the boundaries between science and art, Roland Leth finds the contact point between both perspectives, Graham explores the art on Donald Knuth’s classic book “The Art of Computer Programming”, and in this issue’s subscriber-only article, Adrian reviews some interesting moments in the “Science vs. Art” debate in literature and programming history.

  • Issue #4: Programming, Art Or Science?

    The Creativity Of Computing

    When we think of Programming we might think of the creative process. We all know that, we will conclude here that programming is in some way both artful and scientific. Is there ever any doubt about it? In my book the proportion of what is science and what is art has shifted over the years, but let us take a closer look.