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High-Performance Web Sites
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High-Performance Web Sites

Want to make your Web site fly? Focus on frontend performance.

CTO Virtualization Roundtable
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CTO Virtualization Roundtable: Part II

When it comes to virtualization platforms, experts say focus first on the services to be delivered.

Software Transactional Memory: Why is it Only a Research Toy?
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Software Transactional Memory: Why is it Only a Research Toy?: why is it only a research toy?

The promise of STM may likely be undermined by its overheads and workload applicabilities.

Real-World Concurrency
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Real-World Concurrency

What does the proliferation of concurrency mean for the software you develop?

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization
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CTO Roundtable on Virtualization: Part I

Virtualization technology is hot again, but for the right reasons?

Code Spelunking Redux
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Code Spelunking Redux

Is it getting any easier to understand other people's code?

Document Design Matters
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Document Design Matters

How do we apply the concept of resource orientation by designing representations to support interactions?

A Closer Look at GPUs
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A Closer Look at GPUs

As the line between GPUs and CPUs begins to blur, it's important to understand what makes GPUs tick.

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Powering Down

Smart power management is all about doing more with the resources we have.

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How Do I Model State?: Let Me Count the Ways

A study of the technology and sociology of Web service specifications.

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CTO Storage Roundtable, Part Two

Leaders in the storage industry ponder upcoming technologies and trends.

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Software Engineering and Formal Methods

The answer to software reliability concerns may lie in formal methods.

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The Rise and Fall of CORBA

There's a lot we can learn from CORBA's mistakes.

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CTO Storage Roundtable: Part I

Leaders in the storage world offer valuable advice for making more effective architecture and technology decisions.

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Scaling in Games and Virtual Worlds

Online games and virtual worlds have familiar scaling requirements, but don't be fooled: Everything you know is wrong.

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Beyond Relational Databases

There is more to data access than SQL.

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Flash Storage Memory

Can flash memory become the foundation for a new tier in the storage hierarchy?

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XML Fever

Don't let delusions about XML develop into a virulent strain of XML fever.
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