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Five Nonobvious Remote Work Techniques
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Five Nonobvious Remote Work Techniques

Emulating the efficiency of in-person conversations.

Data on the Outside versus Data on the Inside
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Data on the Outside versus Data on the Inside

Data kept outside SQL has different characteristics from data kept inside.

Debugging Incidents in Google's Distributed Systems
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Debugging Incidents in Google's Distributed Systems

How experts debug production issues in complex distributed systems.

To Catch a Failure
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To Catch a Failure: The Record-and-Replay Approach to Debugging

A discussion with Robert O'Callahan, Kyle Huey, Devon O'Dell, and Terry Coatta.

The Best Place to Build a Subway
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The Best Place to Build a Subway

Building projects despite (and because of) existing complex systems.

Communicate Using the Numbers 1, 2, 3, and More
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Communicate Using the Numbers 1, 2, 3, and More

Leveraging expectations for better communication.

Beyond the 'Fix-It' Treadmill
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Beyond the 'Fix-It' Treadmill

The use of post-incident artifacts in high-performing organizations.

Revealing the Critical Role of Human Performance in Software
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Revealing the Critical Role of Human Performance in Software

It's time to appreciate the human side of Internet-facing software systems.

Above the Line, Below the Line
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Above the Line, Below the Line

The resilience of Internet-facing systems relies on what is above the line of representation.

Optimizations in C++ Compilers
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Optimizations in C++ Compilers

A practical journey.

Blockchain Technology
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Blockchain Technology: What Is It Good For?

Industry's dreams and fears for this new technology.

Hack for Hire
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Hack for Hire

Investigating the emerging black market of retail email account hacking services.

API Practices If You Hate Your Customers
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API Practices If You Hate Your Customers

Application programming interfaces speak louder than words.

Demo Data as Code
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Demo Data as Code

Automation helps collaboration.

The Evolution of Management
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The Evolution of Management

Transitioning up the ladder.

Surviving Software Dependencies
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Surviving Software Dependencies

Software reuse is finally here but comes with risks.

Velocity in Software Engineering
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Velocity in Software Engineering

From tectonic plate to F-16.

Research for Practice: The DevOps Phenomenon
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Research for Practice: The DevOps Phenomenon

An executive crash course.

Overly Attached
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Overly Attached

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

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.
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