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Why SRE Documents Matter
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Why SRE Documents Matter

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

Tracking and Controlling Microservice Dependencies
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Tracking and Controlling Microservice Dependencies

Dependency management is a crucial part of system and software design.

The Mythos of Model Interpretability
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The Mythos of Model Interpretability

In machine learning, the concept of interpretability is both important and slippery.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: FPGAs in Datacenters

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

C Is Not a Low-Level Language
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C Is Not a Low-Level Language

Your computer is not a fast PDP-11.

Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services
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Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services

Embracing failures for improving availability.

Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me
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Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me

A look at JavaScript libraries in the wild.

Documentation Is Automation
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Documentation Is Automation

A.B.A. = Always be automating.

Canary Analysis Service
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Canary Analysis Service

Automated canarying quickens development, improves production safety, and helps prevent outages.

DevOps Delivers
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DevOps Delivers

The DevOps methodology has come of age in the past several years, and organizations are adopting key DevOps practices to transform their software practices.

Continuous Delivery Sounds Great, but Will It Work Here?
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Continuous Delivery Sounds Great, but Will It Work Here?

It's not magic, it just requires continuous, daily improvement at all levels.

Containers Will Not Fix Your Broken Culture (and Other Hard Truths)
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Containers Will Not Fix Your Broken Culture (and Other Hard Truths)

Complex socio-technical systems are hard; film at 11.

DevOps Metrics
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DevOps Metrics

Your biggest mistake might be collecting the wrong data.

Abstracting the Geniuses Away from Failure Testing
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Abstracting the Geniuses Away from Failure Testing

Ordinary users need tools that automate the selection of custom-tailored faults to inject.

Cache Me If You Can
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Cache Me If You Can

Building a decentralized Web-delivery model.

Is There a Single Method For the Internet of Things?
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Is There a Single Method For the Internet of Things?

Essence can keep software development for the IoT from becoming unwieldy.

Metaphors We Compute By
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Metaphors We Compute By

Code is a story that explains how to solve a particular problem.

Data Sketching
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Data Sketching

The approximate approach is often faster and more efficient.

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.

Side Effects, Front and Center
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Side Effects, Front and Center

One system's side effect is another's meat and potatoes.
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