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What exactly is “computer systems”?

My professor made a comment today - "...They've been having trouble with filesystem performance, and since they're more graphics guys, they asked us systems guys to help out...". What exactly is ...
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Monitor Process

I have some previous posts talking about how to use python to "do something" when a record is inserted or deleted into a postgres database. I finally decided on going with a message queue to handle ...
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What responsibilities does a Management Information Systems job entail?

At my school there is apparently a Computer Science degree, which is located under the "department of natural sciences", while Management Information Systems is considered "business". Besides the ...
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Embedded systems learning: next step [closed]

I am a newbie trying to learn embedded systems programming on ubuntu. I've tried the below link: http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/Linux-For-Devices-Articles/Tutorial-A-simple-embedded-Linux-system/ ...
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How do I get into a career in distributed systems?

I am enamored by reliable distributed systems and want to spend my career improving them rather than merely using them to write the same CRUD applications over and over. What experience will convince ...
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Business programmer or a systems programmer

What is the fundamental difference between working as a business programmer or a systems programmer. An example of a business programmer to me would be someone that works in finance or insurance. ...
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Does your organization still use the term “screens” to describe a user interface?

I have been in the field long enough to remember when the term "screen" entered our lexicon. As difficult as it is to believe, the early systems on which I worked had no user interface (UI). These ...