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The Flame Graph
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The Flame Graph

This visualization of software execution is a new necessity for performance profiling and debugging.

Standing on Distributed Shoulders of Giants
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Standing on Distributed Shoulders of Giants

Farsighted physicists of yore were danged smart!

How SysAdmins Devalue Themselves
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How SysAdmins Devalue Themselves

How to lose friends and alienate coworkers.

A Purpose-Built Global Network
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A Purpose-Built Global Network: Google's Move to SDN

A discussion with Amin Vahdat, David Clark, and Jennifer Rexford.

Schema.org
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Schema.org: Evolution of Structured Data on the Web

Big data makes common schemas even more necessary.

How to De-Identify Your Data
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How to De-Identify Your Data

Balancing statistical accuracy and subject privacy in large social-science datasets.

Dismantling the Barriers to Entry
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Dismantling the Barriers to Entry

We have to choose to build a Web that is accessible to everyone.

Testing Web Applications with State Objects
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Testing Web Applications with State Objects

Use states to drive your tests.

The Science of Managing Data Science
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The Science of Managing Data Science

Lessons learned managing a data science research team.

Parallel Processing with <code>Promises</code>
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Parallel Processing with Promises

A simple method of writing a collaborative system.

Internal Access Controls
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Internal Access Controls

Trust, but verify.

The Responsive Enterprise
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The Responsive Enterprise: Embracing the Hacker Way

Soon every company will be a software company.

Evolution of the Product Manager
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Evolution of the Product Manager

Better education needed to develop the discipline.

Privacy, Anonymity, and Big Data in the Social Sciences
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Privacy, Anonymity, and Big Data in the Social Sciences

Quality social science research and the privacy of human subjects require trust.

Quality Software Costs Money – Heartbleed Was Free
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Quality Software Costs Money – Heartbleed Was Free

How to generate funding for free and open source software.

Who Must You Trust?
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Who Must You Trust?

You must have some trust if you want to get anything done.

Automated QA Testing at Electronic Arts
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Automated QA Testing at Electronic Arts

A discussion with Michael Donat, Jafar Husain, and Terry Coatta

A Primer on Provenance
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A Primer on Provenance

Better understanding data requires tracking its history and context.

Don't Settle for Eventual Consistency
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Don't Settle for Eventual Consistency

Stronger properties for low-latency geo-replicated storage.

Eventually Consistent
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Eventually Consistent: Not What You Were Expecting?

Methods of quantifying consistency (or lack thereof) in eventually consistent storage systems.
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