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The Practice archive provides access to all Practice articles published in past issues of Communications of the ACM.

October 2010


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Photoshop Scalability: Keeping it Simple

Photoshop Scalability: Keeping it Simple

Clem Cole and Russell Williams discuss Photoshop's long history with parallelism, and what is now seen as the chief challenge.


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Thinking Clearly About Performance, Part 2

Thinking Clearly About Performance, Part 2

More important principles to keep in mind when designing high-performance software.


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Tackling Architectural Complexity with Modeling

Tackling Architectural Complexity with Modeling

Component models can help diagnose architectural problems in both new and existing systems.