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Center Wheel for Success
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Center Wheel for Success

"Not invented here" syndrome is not unique to the IT world.

Provenance in Sensor Data Management
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Provenance in Sensor Data Management

A cohesive, independent solution for bringing provenance to scientific research.

The Software Inferno
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The Software Inferno

Dante's tale, as experienced by a software architect.

Toward Software-Defined SLAs
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Toward Software-Defined SLAs

Enterprise computing in the public cloud.

Unikernels
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Unikernels: The Rise of the Virtual Library Operating System

What if all the software layers in a virtual appliance were compiled within the same safe, high-level language framework?

Making the Web Faster with HTTP 2.0
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Making the Web Faster with HTTP 2.0

HTTP continues to evolve.

The Challenge of Cross-Language Interoperability
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The Challenge of Cross-Language Interoperability

Interfacing between languages is becoming more important

Intermediate Representation
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Intermediate Representation

The increasing significance of intermediate representations in compilers.

Adopting DevOps Practices in Quality Assurance
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Adopting DevOps Practices in Quality Assurance

Merging the art and science of software development.

Leaking Space
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Leaking Space

Eliminating memory hogs.

Agile and SEMAT
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Agile and SEMAT: Perfect Partners

Combining agile and SEMAT yields more advantages than either one alone.

Barbarians at the Gateways
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Barbarians at the Gateways

A special section on high-frequency trading and exchange technology.

Online Algorithms in High-Frequency Trading
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Online Algorithms in High-Frequency Trading

The challenges faced by competing HFT algorithms.

Passively Measuring TCP Round-Trip Times
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Passively Measuring TCP Round-Trip Times

A close look at round-trip time measurements with the Transmission Control Protocol.

The Balancing Act of Choosing Nonblocking Features
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The Balancing Act of Choosing Nonblocking Features

Design requirements of nonblocking systems.

20 Obstacles to Scalability
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20 Obstacles to Scalability

Watch out for these pitfalls that can prevent Web application scaling.

An Overview of Non-Uniform Memory Access
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An Overview of Non-Uniform Memory Access

NUMA becomes more common because memory controllers get close to execution units on microprocessors.

The Antifragile Organization
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The Antifragile Organization

Embracing failure to improve resilience and maximize availability.

Best Practices on the Move
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Best Practices on the Move: Building Web Apps for Mobile Devices

Which practices should be modified or avoided altogether by developers for the mobile Web?

Rules for Mobile Performance Optimization
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Rules for Mobile Performance Optimization

An overview of techniques to speed page loading.
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