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Overly Attached
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Overly Attached

Know when to let go of emotional attachment to your work.

Extract, Shoehorn, and Load
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Extract, Shoehorn, and Load

Data doesn't always fit nicely into a new home.

The Top 10 Things Executives Should Know About Software
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The Top 10 Things Executives Should Know About Software

Software acumen is the new norm.

Access Controls and Healthcare Records
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Access Controls and Healthcare Records: Who Owns the Data?

A discussion with David Evans, Richard McDonald, and Terry Coatta.

How to Create a Great Team Culture (and Why It Matters)
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How to Create a Great Team Culture (and Why It Matters)

Build safety, share vulnerability, and establish purpose.

Achieving Digital Permanence
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Achieving Digital Permanence

The many challenges to maintaining stored information and ways to overcome them.

Online Event Processing
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Online Event Processing

Achieving consistency where distributed transactions have failed.

Net Neutrality
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Net Neutrality: Unexpected Solution to Blockchain Scaling

Cloud-delivery networks could dramatically improve blockchains' scalability, but clouds must be provably neutral first.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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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