Im currently working on my thesis, and will graduate in June. After graduation I'll start to work fulltime, but I'd still like to stay updated on the development/new research within my "area" - which is Software Architecture.
For that reason, im considering to join either IEEE's Computer Society or ACM. Now, the question im asking myself is how much one will gain from such a membership.
A quick glance at the membership benefits shows the following:
I get a fancy email alias IEEE: computer.org ACM : acm.org
I get free online books IEEE: 300 ACM : 1000
and access to online course modules IEEE: 350 ACM : 1000
Please note, that I like in Denmark, Europe (I might move to UK in June though). Note furthermore, that I (most likely) will remain to have access to the ACM digital library and the IEEE digital library, which contains research papers.
Does any of you have any expirience with any of the above mentioned memberships?
Thanks in advance,
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