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Middleware 101
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Middleware 101

What to know now and for the future.

Persistence Programming
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Persistence Programming

Are we doing this right?

FPGAs in Client Compute Hardware
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FPGAs in Client Compute Hardware

Despite certain challenges, FPGAs provide security and performance benefits over ASICs.

Interpretable Machine Learning
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Interpretable Machine Learning: Moving from Mythos to Diagnostics

A path forward for the ML community to address a stark disconnect.

The Keys to the Kingdom
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The Keys to the Kingdom

A deleted private key, a looming deadline, and a last chance to patch a new static root of trust into the bootloader.

Surveillance Too Cheap to Meter
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Surveillance Too Cheap to Meter

Stopping Big Brother would require an expensive overhaul of the entire system.

The Software Industry Is <i>Still</i> the Problem
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The Software Industry Is Still the Problem

The time is (also) way overdue for IT professional liability.

Lamboozling Attackers
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Lamboozling Attackers: A New Generation of Deception

Software engineering teams can exploit attackers' human nature by building deception environments.

It Takes a Community
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It Takes a Community: The Open Source Challenge

A discussion with Reynold Xin, Wes McKinney, Alan Gates, and Chris McCubbin.

Meaning and Context in Computer Programs
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Meaning and Context in Computer Programs

Sharing domain knowledge among programmers using the source code as the medium.

Federated Learning and Privacy
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Federated Learning and Privacy

Building privacy-preserving systems for machine learning and data science on decentralized data.

Human-Centered Approach to Static-Analysis-Driven Developer Tools
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Human-Centered Approach to Static-Analysis-Driven Developer Tools

The future depends on good HCI.

A Conversation with Margo Seltzer and Mike Olson
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A Conversation with Margo Seltzer and Mike Olson

The history of Berkeley DB.

Static Analysis at GitHub
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Static Analysis at GitHub

An experience report.

Designing UIs for Static-Analysis Tools
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Designing UIs for Static-Analysis Tools

Evaluating tool design guidelines with SWAN.

Declarative Machine Learning Systems
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Declarative Machine Learning Systems

The future of machine learning will depend on it being in the hands of the rest of us.

Static Analysis
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Static Analysis

The fundamental challenge of software engineering is one of complexity.

When Curation Becomes Creation
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When Curation Becomes Creation

Algorithms, microcontent, and the vanishing distinction between platforms and creators.

Digging into Big Provenance (with SPADE)
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Digging into Big Provenance (with SPADE)

A user interface for querying provenance.

What Went Wrong?
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What Went Wrong?

Why we need an IT accident investigation board.
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