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Research for Practice: Edge Computing
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Research for Practice: Edge Computing

Scaling resources within multiple administrative domains.

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Blockchain Universe
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A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Blockchain Universe

Blockchain remains a mystery, despite its growing acceptance.

Design Patterns for Managing ­Up
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Design Patterns for Managing ­Up

Four challenging work situations and how to handle them.

­Understanding Database Reconstruction Attacks on Public Data
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­Understanding Database Reconstruction Attacks on Public Data

These attacks on statistical databases are no longer a theoretical danger.

CodeFlow
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CodeFlow: Improving the Code Review Process at Microsoft

A discussion with Jacek Czerwonka, Michaela Greiler, Christian Bird, Lucas Panjer, and Terry Coatta

The Importance of a Great Finish
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The Importance of a Great Finish

You have to finish strong, every time.

­Using Remote Cache Service for Bazel
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­Using Remote Cache Service for Bazel

Save time by sharing and reusing build and test output.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Security for the Modern Age

Securely running processes that require the entire syscall interface.

SQL Is No Excuse to Avoid DevOps
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SQL Is No Excuse to Avoid DevOps

Automation and a little discipline allow better testing, shorter release cycles, and reduced business risk.

How to Live in a Post-Meltdown and -Spectre World
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How to Live in a Post-Meltdown and -Spectre World

Learn from the past to prepare for the next battle.

Why SRE Documents Matter
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Why SRE Documents Matter

How documentation enables SRE teams to manage new and existing services.

How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It
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How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It

Five strategies for pushing through.

Corp to Cloud: Google's Virtual Desktops
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Corp to Cloud: Google's Virtual Desktops

How Google moved its virtual desktops to the cloud.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Knowledge Base Construction in the Machine-Learning Era

Three critical design points: Joint learning, weak supervision, and new representations.

Tracking and Controlling Microservice Dependencies
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Tracking and Controlling Microservice Dependencies

Dependency management is a crucial part of system and software design.

The Mythos of Model Interpretability
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The Mythos of Model Interpretability

In machine learning, the concept of interpretability is both important and slippery.

The Secret Formula for Choosing the Right Next Role
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The Secret Formula for Choosing the Right Next Role

The best careers are not defined by titles or résumé bullet points.

Mind Your State for Your State of Mind
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Mind Your State for Your State of Mind

The interactions between storage and applications can be complex and subtle.

GitOps
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GitOps: A Path to More Self-Service IT

IaC + PR = GitOps

Workload Frequency Scaling Law
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Workload Frequency Scaling Law: Derivation and Verification

Workload scalability has a cascade relation via the scale factor.
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