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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.

Real-Time Computer Vision with OpenCV
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Real-Time Computer Vision with OpenCV

Mobile computer-vision technology will soon become as ubiquitous as touch interfaces.

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.

Revisiting Network I/O APIs
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Revisiting Network I/O APIs: The Netmap Framework

It is possible to achieve huge performance improvements in the way packet processing is done on modern operating systems.

The Hyperdimensional Tar Pit
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The Hyperdimensional Tar Pit

Make a guess, double the number, and then move to the next larger unit of time.

BufferBloat: What's Wrong With the Internet?
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BufferBloat: What's Wrong With the Internet?

A discussion with Vint Cerf, Van Jacobson, Nick Weaver, and Jim Gettys.

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.

Bufferbloat
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Bufferbloat: Dark Buffers in the Internet

Networks without effective AQM may again be vulnerable to congestion collapse.

I/O Virtualization
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I/O Virtualization

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

Postmortem Debugging in Dynamic Environments
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Postmortem Debugging in Dynamic Environments

Many modern dynamic languages lack tools for understanding complex failures.

How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami?
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How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami?

Astronomers are collecting more data than ever. What practices can keep them ahead of the flood?

Coding Guidelines: Finding the Art in the Science
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Coding Guidelines: Finding the Art in the Science

Computer science is both a science and an art. Yet, when it comes time for implementation, there is a combination of artistic flare, nuanced style, and technical...
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