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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.

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
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