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There is an interesting article by Peter Denning titled "Is computer science science?" that was published in the Communications of the ACM. According to the abstract "[c]omputer science meets every criterion for being a science, but it has a self-inflicted credibility problem."
This is a great article and well worth reading, knowing and sharing. I'd be tempted to print out a copy and post it in the teacher's lounge myself. But clearly if you find yourself having the discussion about computer science being a science or not this is an article you will want to have in your back pocket to pull out.
I have talked before about using RSS to follow blogs. Earlier today I came across a good article that explains it all in much better detail than I could. You may want to check it out.
I am often asked if one of the Express editions will do or does a course/teacher/developer really need the full Visual Studio. The answer, like the answer to so many questions is - it depends.
Joe Stagner posts a list of the features that are "missing" in Visual Web Developer Express. This list may be helpful to teachers deciding if they can get away with VWD Express or if they should consider joining the MSDN AA program (High school program information here) and get the full version of Visual Studio.
I'm looking for similar lists for Visual C# and Visual Basic .NET so subscribe to this blog for updates and information as I find it.