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A File System All Its Own
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A File System All Its Own

Flash memory has come a long way and it is time for software to catch up.

The Evolution of Web Development For Mobile Devices
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The Evolution of Web Development For Mobile Devices

Building websites that perform well on mobile devices remains a challenge.

How Fast Is Your Website?
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How Fast Is Your Website?

Website performance data has never been more readily available.

Hazy: Making It Easier to Build and Maintain Big-Data Analytics
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Hazy: Making It Easier to Build and Maintain Big-Data Analytics

Racing to unleash the full potential of big data with the latest statistical and machine-learning techniques.

Rethinking Passwords
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Rethinking Passwords

Our authentication system is lacking. Is improvement possible?

Condos and Clouds
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Condos and Clouds

Constraints in an environment empower the services.

Browser Security
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Browser Security: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

A discussion with Jeremiah Grossman, Ben Livshits, Rebecca Bace, and George Neville-Neil

The Web Won't Be Safe or Secure Until We Break It
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The Web Won't Be Safe or Secure Until We Break It

Unless you have taken very particular precautions, assume every website you visit knows exactly who you are.

The Essence of Software Engineering
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The Essence of Software Engineering: The SEMAT Kernel

A thinking framework in the form of an actionable kernel.

Anatomy of a Solid-State Drive
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Anatomy of a Solid-State Drive

While the ubiquitous SSD shares many features with the hard-disk drive, under the surface they are completely different.

Resilience Engineering
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Resilience Engineering: Learning to Embrace Failure

A discussion with Jesse Robbins, Kripa Krishnan, John Allspaw, and Tom Limoncelli.

Weathering the Unexpected
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Weathering the Unexpected

Failures happen, and resilience drills help organizations prepare for them.

Disks from the Perspective of a File System
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Disks from the Perspective of a File System

Disks lie. And the controllers that run them are partners in crime.

Toward Higher Precision
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Toward Higher Precision

An introduction to PTP and its significance to NTP practitioners.

A Generation Lost in the Bazaar
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A Generation Lost in the Bazaar

Quality happens only when someone is responsible for it.

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.

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.

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.

Managing Technical Debt
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Managing Technical Debt

Shortcuts that save money and time today can cost you down the road.

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.
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