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Debugging Distributed Systems
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Debugging Distributed Systems

ShiViz is a new distributed system debugging visualization tool.

The Singular Success of SQL
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The Singular Success of SQL

SQL has a brilliant future as a major figure in the pantheon of data representations.

The Hidden Dividends of Microservices
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The Hidden Dividends of Microservices

Microservices aren't for every company, and the journey isn't easy.

Should You Upload or Ship Big Data to the Cloud?
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Should You Upload or Ship Big Data to the Cloud?

The accepted wisdom does not always hold true.

The Small Batches Principle
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The Small Batches Principle

Reducing waste, encouraging experimentation, and making everyone happy.

Statistics for Engineers
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Statistics for Engineers

Applying statistical techniques to operations data.

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.
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