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A Generation Lost in the Bazaar
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A Generation Lost in the Bazaar

Quality happens only when someone is responsible for it.

A New Objective-C Runtime
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A New Objective-C Runtime: From Research to Production

Backward compatibility always trumps new features.

Software Needs Seatbelts and Airbags
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Software Needs Seatbelts and Airbags

Finding and fixing bugs in deployed software is difficult and time-consuming. Here are some alternatives.

All Your Database Are Belong To Us
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All Your Database Are Belong To Us

In the big open world of the cloud, highly available distributed objects will rule.

Extending the Semantics of Scheduling Priorities
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Extending the Semantics of Scheduling Priorities

Increasing parallelism demands new paradigms.

Multitier Programming in Hop
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Multitier Programming in Hop

A first step toward programming 21st-century applications.

My Compiler Does Not Understand Me
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My Compiler Does Not Understand Me

Until our programming languages catch up, code will be full of horrors.

Getting What You Measure
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Getting What You Measure

There are four common pitfalls to avoid when using software metrics in a project management setting.

Modeling People and Places with Internet Photo Collections
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Modeling People and Places with Internet Photo Collections

Understanding the world from the sea of online photos.

Managing Technical Debt
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Managing Technical Debt

Shortcuts that save money and time today can cost you down the road.

Idempotence Is Not a Medical Condition
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Idempotence Is Not a Medical Condition

Messages may be retried. Idempotence means that's OK.

Your Mouse Is a Database
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Your Mouse Is a Database

Web and mobile applications are increasingly composed of asynchronous and real-time streaming services and push notifications.

Why LINQ Matters
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Why LINQ Matters: Cloud Composability Guaranteed

The benefits of composability are becoming clear in software engineering.

Interactive Dynamics For Visual Analysis
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Interactive Dynamics For Visual Analysis

A taxonomy of tools that support the fluent and flexible use of visualizations.

CPU DB: Recording Microprocessor History
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CPU DB: Recording Microprocessor History

With the open CPU DB database, you can mine microprocessor trends over the past 40 years.

SAGE: Whitebox Fuzzing For Security Testing
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SAGE: Whitebox Fuzzing For Security Testing

SAGE has had a remarkable impact at Microsoft.

You Don't Know Jack About Shared Variables or Memory Models
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You Don't Know Jack About Shared Variables or Memory Models

Data races are evil.

Advances and Challenges in Log Analysis
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Advances and Challenges in Log Analysis

Logs contain a wealth of information to help manage systems.

Creating Languages in Racket
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Creating Languages in Racket

Sometimes you just have to make a better mousetrap.

I/O Virtualization
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I/O Virtualization

Decoupling a logical device from its physical implementation offers many compelling advantages.
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