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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.

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.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: FPGAs in Datacenters

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

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.

How to Come Up with Great Ideas
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How to Come Up with Great Ideas

Think like an entrepreneur.

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.

Documentation Is Automation
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Documentation Is Automation

A.B.A. = Always be automating.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Cluster Scheduling for Datacenters

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

How Is Your Week Going So Far?
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How Is Your Week Going So Far?

Praise matters just as much as money.
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