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August 2011


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The Robustness Principle Reconsidered

The Robustness Principle Reconsidered

In 1981, Jon Postel formulated the Robustness Principle. Although described for implementations of TCP, it was quickly accepted as a good proposition for implementing network…


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The Pain of Implementing LINQ Providers

The Pain of Implementing LINQ Providers

It's no easy task for NoSQL.


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Computing Without Processors

Computing Without Processors

Heterogeneous systems allow us to target our programming to the appropriate environment.