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Hootsuite
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Hootsuite: In Pursuit of Reactive Systems

A discussion with Edward Steel, Yanik Berube, Jonas Bonér, Ken Britton, and Terry Coatta

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Technology for Underserved Communities; Personal Fabrication

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Now That We Can Write <i>Simultaneously</i>, How Do We Use That to Our Advantage?
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Now That We Can Write Simultaneously, How Do We Use That to Our Advantage?

Word processors now make it possible for many authors to work on the same document concurrently. But what can they actually do?

Small-Data Computing
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Small-Data Computing: Correct Calculator Arithmetic

Rounding errors are usually avoidable, and sometimes we can afford to avoid them.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Tracing and Debugging Distributed Systems; Programming by Examples

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

The IDAR Graph
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The IDAR Graph

An improvement over UML.

The Debugging Mind-Set
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The Debugging Mind-Set

Understanding the psychology of learning strategies leads to effective problem-solving skills.

Too Big NOT to Fail
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Too Big NOT to Fail

Embrace failure so it does not embrace you.

MongoDB's JavaScript Fuzzer
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MongoDB's JavaScript Fuzzer

The fuzzer is for those edge cases that your testing did not catch.

Life Beyond Distributed Transactions
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Life Beyond Distributed Transactions

An apostate's opinion.

Are You Load Balancing Wrong?
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Are You Load Balancing Wrong?

Anyone can use a load balancer. Using it properly is much more difficult.

BBR: Congestion-Based Congestion Control
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BBR: Congestion-Based Congestion Control

Measuring bottleneck bandwidth and round-trip propagation time.

The Power of Babble
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The Power of Babble

Expect to be constantly and pleasantly befuddled.

Scaling Synchronization in Multicore Programs
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Scaling Synchronization in Multicore Programs

Advanced synchronization methods can boost the performance of multicore software.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Distributed Consensus and Implications of NVM on Database Management Systems

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research for practitioners.

Introducing Research for Practice
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Introducing Research for Practice

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

10 Optimizations on Linear Search
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10 Optimizations on Linear Search

The operations side of the story.

The Singular Success of SQL
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The Singular Success of SQL

SQL has a brilliant future as a major figure in the pantheon of data representations.

The Flame Graph
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The Flame Graph

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

More Encryption Means Less Privacy
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More Encryption Means Less Privacy

Retaining electronic privacy requires more political engagement.
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