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Securing the Tangled Web
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Securing the Tangled Web

Preventing script injection vulnerabilities through software design.

The Network is Reliable
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The Network is Reliable

An informal survey of real-world communications failures.

Privacy, Anonymity, and Big Data in the Social Sciences
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Privacy, Anonymity, and Big Data in the Social Sciences

Quality social science research and the privacy of human subjects require trust.

Bringing Arbitrary Compute to Authoritative Data
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Bringing Arbitrary Compute to Authoritative Data

Many disparate use cases can be satisfied with a single storage system.

Quality Software Costs Money – Heartbleed Was Free
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Quality Software Costs Money – Heartbleed Was Free

How to generate funding for free and open source software.

Undergraduate Software Engineering
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Undergraduate Software Engineering

Addressing the needs of professional software development.

Who Must You Trust?
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Who Must You Trust?

You must have some trust if you want to get anything done.

Automated QA Testing at Electronic Arts
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Automated QA Testing at Electronic Arts

A discussion with Michael Donat, Jafar Husain, and Terry Coatta

Finding More Than One Worm in the Apple
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Finding More Than One Worm in the Apple

If you see something, say something.

Domain-Specific Languages and Code Synthesis Using Haskell
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Domain-Specific Languages and Code Synthesis Using Haskell

Looking at embedded DSLs.

The Curse of the Excluded Middle
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The Curse of the Excluded Middle

"Mostly functional" programming does not work.

Design Exploration Through Code-Generating DSLs
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Design Exploration Through Code-Generating DSLs

High-level DSLs for low-level programming.

The NSA and Snowden
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The NSA and Snowden: Securing the All-Seeing Eye

How good security at the NSA could have stopped him.

A Primer on Provenance
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A Primer on Provenance

Better understanding data requires tracking its history and context.

Don't Settle for Eventual Consistency
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Don't Settle for Eventual Consistency

Stronger properties for low-latency geo-replicated storage.

Rate-Limiting State
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Rate-Limiting State

The edge of the Internet is an unruly place.

Major-League SEMAT
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Major-League SEMAT: Shy Should an Executive Care?

Becoming better, faster, cheaper, and happier.

Multipath TCP
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Multipath TCP

Decoupled from IP, TCP is at last able to support multihomed hosts.

Scaling Existing Lock-based Applications with Lock Elision
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Scaling Existing Lock-based Applications with Lock Elision

Enabling existing lock-based programs to achieve performance benefits of nonblocking synchronization.

The API Performance Contract
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The API Performance Contract

How can the expected interactions between caller and implementation be guaranteed?
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