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Nine Things I Didn't Know I Would Learn Being an Engineer Manager
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Nine Things I Didn't Know I Would Learn Being an Engineer Manager

Many of the skills aren't technical at all.

How SysAdmins Devalue Themselves
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How SysAdmins Devalue Themselves

How to lose friends and alienate coworkers.

The Paradox of Autonomy and Recognition
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The Paradox of Autonomy and Recognition

Thoughts on trust and merit in software team culture.

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.

Lean Software Development
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Lean Software Development: Building and Shipping Two Versions

Catering to developers' strengths while still meeting team objectives.

Using Free and Open Source Tools to Manage Software Quality
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Using Free and Open Source Tools to Manage Software Quality

An agile process implementation

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

Lessons learned managing a data science research team.

Securing Network Time Protocol
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Securing Network Time Protocol

Crackers discover how to use NTP as a weapon for abuse.

Disambiguating Databases
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Disambiguating Databases

Use the database built for your access model.

Certificate Transparency
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Certificate Transparency

Public, verifiable, append-only logs.

Security Collapse in the HTTPS Market
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Security Collapse in the HTTPS Market

Assessing legal and technical solutions to secure HTTPS.

The Network is Reliable
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The Network is Reliable

An informal survey of real-world communications failures.

Securing the Tangled Web
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Securing the Tangled Web

Preventing script injection vulnerabilities through software design.

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

Adopting DevOps Practices in Quality Assurance
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Adopting DevOps Practices in Quality Assurance

Merging the art and science of software development.

The Antifragile Organization
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The Antifragile Organization

Embracing failure to improve resilience and maximize availability.

Rethinking Passwords
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Rethinking Passwords

Our authentication system is lacking. Is improvement possible?

Browser Security
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Browser Security: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

A discussion with Jeremiah Grossman, Ben Livshits, Rebecca Bace, and George Neville-Neil

The Web Won't Be Safe or Secure Until We Break It
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The Web Won't Be Safe or Secure Until We Break It

Unless you have taken very particular precautions, assume every website you visit knows exactly who you are.

The Essence of Software Engineering
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The Essence of Software Engineering: The SEMAT Kernel

A thinking framework in the form of an actionable kernel.
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