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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems
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Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems

Different uses for read-optimized B-trees and write-optimized LSM-trees.

Research for Practice: Prediction-Serving Systems
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Research for Practice: Prediction-Serving Systems

What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production?

Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services
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Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services

Embracing failures for improving availability.

Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me
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Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me

A look at JavaScript libraries in the wild.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Cluster Scheduling for Datacenters

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Canary Analysis Service
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Canary Analysis Service

Automated canarying quickens development, improves production safety, and helps prevent outages.

Bitcoin's Underlying Incentives
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Bitcoin's Underlying Incentives

The unseen economic forces that govern the Bitcoin protocol.

Monitoring in a DevOps World
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Monitoring in a DevOps World

Perfect should never be the enemy of better.

Bitcoin's Academic Pedigree
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Bitcoin's Academic Pedigree

The concept of cryptocurrencies is built from forgotten ideas in research literature.

XML and JSON Are Like Cardboard
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XML and JSON Are Like Cardboard

Cardboard surrounds and protects stuff as it crosses boundaries.

Hootsuite
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Hootsuite: In Pursuit of Reactive Systems

A discussion with Edward Steel, Yanik Berube, Jonas Bonér, Ken Britton, and Terry Coatta
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