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Koding Academies
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Koding Academies

A low-risk path to becoming a front-end plumber.

What Is a Chief Security Officer Good For?
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What Is a Chief Security Officer Good For?

Security requires more than an off-the-shelf solution.

MUST and MUST NOT
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MUST and MUST NOT

On writing documentation.

Know Your Algorithms
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Know Your Algorithms

Stop using hardware to solve software problems.

Writing a Test Plan
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Writing a Test Plan

Establish your hypotheses, methodologies, and expected results.

A Chance Gardener
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A Chance Gardener

Harvesting open source products and planting the next crop.

The Obscene Coupling Known as Spaghetti Code
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The Obscene Coupling Known as Spaghetti Code

Teach your junior programmers how to read code.

Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud
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Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud

Cache is king. And if your cache is cut, you are going to feel it.

Watchdogs vs. Snowflakes
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Watchdogs vs. Snowflakes

Taking wild guesses.

Popping Kernels
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Popping Kernels

Choosing between programming in the kernel or in user space.

Reducing the Attack Surface
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Reducing the Attack Surface

Sometimes you can give the monkey a less-dangerous club.

Cold, Hard Cache
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Cold, Hard Cache

On the implementation and maintenance of caches.

IoT: The Internet of Terror
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IoT: The Internet of Terror

If it seems like the sky is falling, that's because it is.

The Observer Effect
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The Observer Effect

Finding the balance between zero and maximum.

Forced Exception Handling
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Forced Exception Handling

You can never discount the human element in programming.

The Chess Player Who Couldn't Pass the Salt
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The Chess Player Who Couldn't Pass the Salt

AI: Soft and hard, weak and strong, narrow and general. Dear KV,

The ­Unholy Trinity of Software Development
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The ­Unholy Trinity of Software Development

Tests, documentation, and code.

Cloud Calipers
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Cloud Calipers

Naming the next generation and remembering that the cloud is just other people's computers.

Chilling the Messenger
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Chilling the Messenger

Keeping ego out of software-design review.

What Are You Trying to Pull?
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What Are You Trying to Pull?

A single cache miss is more expensive than many instructions.
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