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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.

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.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Troubling Trends in Machine-Learning Scholarship

Some ML papers suffer from flaws that could mislead the public and stymie future research.

Achieving Digital Permanence
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Achieving Digital Permanence

The many challenges to maintaining stored information and ways to overcome them.

Net Neutrality
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Net Neutrality: Unexpected Solution to Blockchain Scaling

Cloud-delivery networks could dramatically improve blockchains' scalability, but clouds must be provably neutral first.

Identity by Any Other Name
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Identity by Any Other Name

The complex cacophony of intertwined systems.

Metrics That Matter
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Metrics That Matter

Critical but oft-neglected service metrics that every SRE and product owner should care about.

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.

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

­Using Remote Cache Service for Bazel
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­Using Remote Cache Service for Bazel

Save time by sharing and reusing build and test output.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Security for the Modern Age

Securely running processes that require the entire syscall interface.

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.

Why SRE Documents Matter
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Why SRE Documents Matter

How documentation enables SRE teams to manage new and existing services.

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.
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