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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.

Dark Patterns
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Dark Patterns: Past, Present, and Future

The evolution of tricky user interfaces.

Is Persistent Memory Persistent?
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Is Persistent Memory Persistent?

A simple and inexpensive test of failure-atomic update mechanisms.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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