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The Flame Graph
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The Flame Graph

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

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.

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

Catering to developers' strengths while still meeting team objectives.

Challenges of Memory Management on Modern NUMA Systems
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Challenges of Memory Management on Modern NUMA Systems

Optimizing NUMA systems applications with Carrefour.

Componentizing the Web
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Componentizing the Web

We may be on the cusp of a new revolution in Web development.

Crash Consistency
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Crash Consistency

Rethinking the fundamental abstractions of the file system.

Testing a Distributed System
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Testing a Distributed System

Testing a distributed system can be trying even under the best of circumstances.

Testing Web Applications with State Objects
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Testing Web Applications with State Objects

Use states to drive your tests.

Using Free and Open Source Tools to Manage Software Quality
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Using Free and Open Source Tools to Manage Software Quality

An agile process implementation

Low-Latency Distributed Applications in Finance
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Low-Latency Distributed Applications in Finance

The finance industry has unique demands for low-latency distributed systems.

Reliable Cron Across the Planet
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Reliable Cron Across the Planet

. . . or: How I stopped worrying and learned to love time.

There Is No Now
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There Is No Now

Problems with simultaneity in distributed systems.

Hadoop Superlinear Scalability
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Hadoop Superlinear Scalability

The perpetual motion of parallel performance.

META II
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META II: Digital Vellum in the Digital Scriptorium

Revisiting Schorre's 1962 compiler-compiler.

Model-Based Testing
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Model-Based Testing: Where Does It Stand?

MBT has positive effects on efficiency and effectiveness, even if it only partially fulfills high expectations.

Scalability Techniques for Practical Synchronization Primitives
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Scalability Techniques for Practical Synchronization Primitives

Designing locking primitives with performance in mind.

Internal Access Controls
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Internal Access Controls

Trust, but verify.

Disambiguating Databases
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Disambiguating Databases

Use the database built for your access model.

The Responsive Enterprise
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The Responsive Enterprise: Embracing the Hacker Way

Soon every company will be a software company.
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