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Software Development in Disruptive Times
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Software Development in Disruptive Times

Creating a software solution with fast decision capability, agile project management, and extreme low-code technology.

WebRTC
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WebRTC: Real-Time Communication for the Open Web Platform

What was once a way to bring audio and video to the Web has expanded into more use cases than we could ever imagine.

Application Frameworks
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Application Frameworks

While powerful, frameworks are not for everyone.

Always-on Time-Series Database
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Always-on Time-Series Database: Keeping Up Where There's No Way to Catch Up

A discussion with Theo Schlossnagle, Justin Sheehy, and Chris McCubbin.

A Second Conversation with Werner Vogels
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A Second Conversation with Werner Vogels

The Amazon CTO sits with Tom Killalea to discuss designing for evolution at scale.

Differential Privacy
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Differential Privacy: The Pursuit of Protections by Default

A discussion with Miguel Guevara, Damien Desfontaines, Jim Waldo, and Terry Coatta

The Time I Stole $10,000 from Bell Labs
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The Time I Stole $10,000 from Bell Labs

Why DevOps encourages us to celebrate outages.

The Life of a Data Byte
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The Life of a Data Byte

Be kind and rewind.

Data on the Outside versus Data on the Inside
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Data on the Outside versus Data on the Inside

Data kept outside SQL has different characteristics from data kept inside.

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.
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