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I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio. My area is Software Engineering. I teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.

Eventually, I hope my research will lead to something to make software engineers obsolete. I put it this way: "I make scaffolding to help make a bridge to a factory. That factory will make a product so that bridges are no longer necessary, nor scaffolding."


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comment DVCS and different versions of the same Product
@WilliamPayne: It's an alternative to the problem posed. (I would not recommend using version control for the above purpose. If you were to, however, a DVCS like Teamware/Hg/Git is the way to go.)
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comment Where could Distributed Version Control Systems currently be in Gartner's hype cycle?
@gnat: I agree 100%! Back in 2000, when I worked at Sun I used SCCS/Teamware, which got it right. I scratched my head wondering how anyone could possibly like CVS. Linus Torvalds thought the same, and stuck with BitKeeper until he made Git. It's CVS/SVN that had the unnecessary hype!
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comment What would be the Impact of P=NP?
@MasonWheeler: I assume Amazon would love to provide their OTP service to other websites. Obviously some issues would need to be addressed, but I'd expect nothing less than amazing innovation in this space from Amazon.
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comment What would be the Impact of P=NP?
We would probably resort to using one-time pads. Amazon could mail you a 1-Gig thumbdrive that would work with its site and hold you over for the rest of your life.
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comment What would be the Impact of P=NP?
@dan_waterworth: It isn't known if integer factorization is NP-hard, but it is known that it is in NP. [Often it seems people say "NP-complete" when they mean "in NP" or "NP-hard". In a way, it would be like someone saying "less than or equal to" in a situation where "less than" would be more precise.]
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