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Nine Things I Didn't Know I Would Learn Being an Engineer Manager
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Nine Things I Didn't Know I Would Learn Being an Engineer Manager

Many of the skills aren't technical at all.

The Flame Graph
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The Flame Graph

This visualization of software execution is a new necessity for performance profiling and debugging.

Standing on Distributed Shoulders of Giants
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Standing on Distributed Shoulders of Giants

Farsighted physicists of yore were danged smart!

Borg, Omega, and Kubernetes
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Borg, Omega, and Kubernetes

Lessons learned from three container-management systems over a decade.

Delegation as Art
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Delegation as Art

Be someone who makes everyone else better.

Use-Case 2.0
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Use-Case 2.0

The hub of software development.

More Encryption Means Less Privacy
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More Encryption Means Less Privacy

Retaining electronic privacy requires more political engagement.

Why Logical Clocks Are Easy
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Why Logical Clocks Are Easy

Sometimes all you need is the right language.

How SysAdmins Devalue Themselves
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How SysAdmins Devalue Themselves

How to lose friends and alienate coworkers.

A Purpose-Built Global Network
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A Purpose-Built Global Network: Google's Move to SDN

A discussion with Amin Vahdat, David Clark, and Jennifer Rexford.

The Paradox of Autonomy and Recognition
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The Paradox of Autonomy and Recognition

Thoughts on trust and merit in software team culture.

Automation Should Be Like Iron Man, Not Ultron
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Automation Should Be Like Iron Man, Not Ultron

The "Leftover Principle" requires increasingly more highly skilled humans.

Schema.org
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Schema.org: Evolution of Structured Data on the Web

Big data makes common schemas even more necessary.

The Verification of a Distributed System
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The Verification of a Distributed System

A practitioner's guide to increasing confidence in system correctness.

Accountability in Algorithmic Decision Making
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Accountability in Algorithmic Decision Making

A view from computational journalism.

Time is an Illusion Lunchtime Doubly So
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Time is an Illusion Lunchtime Doubly So

Ford Prefect to Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Non-Volatile Storage
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Non-Volatile Storage

Implications of the datacenter's shifting center.

Immutability Changes Everything
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Immutability Changes Everything

We need it, we can afford it, and the time is now.

How to De-Identify Your Data
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How to De-Identify Your Data

Balancing statistical accuracy and subject privacy in large social-science datasets.

Lean Software Development
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Lean Software Development: Building and Shipping Two Versions

Catering to developers' strengths while still meeting team objectives.
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