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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.

OpenFlow: A Radical New Idea in Networking
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OpenFlow: A Radical New Idea in Networking

An open standard that enables software-defined networking.

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.

Controlling Queue Delay
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Controlling Queue Delay

Active queue management is just one piece of the solution to persistently full buffers.

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.

A Guided Tour of Data-Center Networking
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A Guided Tour of Data-Center Networking

A good user experience depends on predictable performance within the data-center network.

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.
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