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Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer
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Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer

If only the best are hired, why isn't everybody great?

Data Governance and the Psychology of Tension Management
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Data Governance and the Psychology of Tension Management

The balancing of the chaos of no data tension and too much tension on data assets is what data governance frameworks and processes attempt to manage.

Lessons Learned Writing For BLOG@CACM
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Lessons Learned Writing For BLOG@CACM

...and how to become a better technical writer In the process.

The Continual Re-Creation Of The Key-Value Datastore
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The Continual Re-Creation Of The Key-Value Datastore

The evolution of single machine key-value stores.

Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?
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Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?

Most languages differ less in what they make possible, and more in terms of what they make easy. 

Enterprise Metrics and Optimization
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Enterprise Metrics and Optimization

Metrics are critical; without them, you are flying blind.  But be careful what you try to optimize, because you might just get it.

Developing Technical Leaders
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Developing Technical Leaders

How does one get to Carnegie Hall?

Making Bad Decisions
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Making Bad Decisions

In software engineering, many technical decisions are context-dependent, and there are often complex edge cases to consider. 

Blockchain For What, Exactly?
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Blockchain For What, Exactly?

Considering the real-world consequences of blockchain hype.

Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades
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Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades

Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.

Software Stories: Legal Trouble
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Software Stories: Legal Trouble

Legal troubles represent another collection of potential pitfalls where developers often find themselves unprepared. 
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