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Managing the Hidden Costs of Coordination
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Managing the Hidden Costs of Coordination

Controlling coordination costs when multiple, distributed perspectives are essential.

Cognitive Work of Hypothesis Exploration During Anomaly Response
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Cognitive Work of Hypothesis Exploration During Anomaly Response

A look at how we respond to the unexpected.

Securing the Boot Process
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Securing the Boot Process

The hardware root of trust.

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.

Opening Up the Baseboard Management Controller
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Opening Up the Baseboard Management Controller

If the CPU is the brain of the board, the BMC is the brain stem.

The Reliability of Enterprise Applications
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The Reliability of Enterprise Applications

Understanding enterprise reliability.

Blockchain Technology
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Blockchain Technology: What Is It Good For?

Industry's dreams and fears for this new technology.

Space Time Discontinuum
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Space Time Discontinuum

Combining data from many sources may cause painful delays.

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.

Write Amplification vs. Read Perspiration
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Write Amplification vs. Read Perspiration

The trade-offs between write and read.

Open Source Firmware
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Open Source Firmware

Step into the world behind the kernel.

Demo Data as Code
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Demo Data as Code

Automation helps collaboration.

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.

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

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

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.

Garbage Collection as a Joint Venture
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Garbage Collection as a Joint Venture

A collaborative approach to reclaiming memory in heterogeneous software systems.
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