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The Calculus of Service Availability
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The Calculus of Service Availability

You're only as available as the sum of your dependencies.

Data Sketching
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Data Sketching

The approximate approach is often faster and more efficient.

10 Ways to Be a Better Interviewer
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10 Ways to Be a Better Interviewer

Plan ahead to make the interview a successful one.

Now That We Can Write <i>Simultaneously</i>, How Do We Use That to Our Advantage?
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Now That We Can Write Simultaneously, How Do We Use That to Our Advantage?

Word processors now make it possible for many authors to work on the same document concurrently. But what can they actually do?

Small-Data Computing
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Small-Data Computing: Correct Calculator Arithmetic

Rounding errors are usually avoidable, and sometimes we can afford to avoid them.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Tracing and Debugging Distributed Systems; Programming by Examples

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Side Effects, Front and Center
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Side Effects, Front and Center

One system's side effect is another's meat and potatoes.

The IDAR Graph
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The IDAR Graph

An improvement over UML.

The Debugging Mind-Set
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The Debugging Mind-Set

Understanding the psychology of learning strategies leads to effective problem-solving skills.

Too Big NOT to Fail
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Too Big NOT to Fail

Embrace failure so it does not embrace you.

Conversations with Technology Leaders: Erik Meijer
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Conversations with Technology Leaders: Erik Meijer

Great engineers are able to maximize their mental power.

Making Money Using Math
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Making Money Using Math

Modern applications are increasingly using probabilistic machine-learned models.

MongoDB's JavaScript Fuzzer
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MongoDB's JavaScript Fuzzer

The fuzzer is for those edge cases that your testing did not catch.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, and Smart Contracts; Hardware for Deep Learning

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Pervasive, Dynamic Authentication of Physical Items
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Pervasive, Dynamic Authentication of Physical Items

The use of silicon PUF circuits.

Does Anybody Listen to You?
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Does Anybody Listen to You?

How do you step up from mere contributor to real change-maker?

Uninitialized Reads
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Uninitialized Reads

Understanding the proposed revisions to the C language.

Time, but Faster
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Time, but Faster

A computing adventure about time through the looking glass.

Heterogeneous Computing
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Heterogeneous Computing: Here to Stay

Hardware and software perspectives.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Distributed Transactions and Networks as Physical Sensors

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.
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