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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.

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.

The SPACE of Developer Productivity
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The SPACE of Developer Productivity

There's more to it than you think.

Out-of-This-World Additive Manufacturing
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Out-of-This-World Additive Manufacturing

From thingamabobs to rockets, 3D printing takes many forms.

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.

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.

Demystifying Stablecoins
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Demystifying Stablecoins

Cryptography meets monetary policy.

Managing the Hidden Costs of Coordination
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Managing the Hidden Costs of Coordination

Controlling coordination costs when multiple, distributed perspectives are essential.

Cognitive Work of Hypothesis Exploration During Anomaly Response
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Cognitive Work of Hypothesis Exploration During Anomaly Response

A look at how we respond to the unexpected.

The Reliability of Enterprise Applications
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The Reliability of Enterprise Applications

Understanding enterprise reliability.

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.

Extract, Shoehorn, and Load
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Extract, Shoehorn, and Load

Data doesn't always fit nicely into a new home.

Access Controls and Healthcare Records
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Access Controls and Healthcare Records: Who Owns the Data?

A discussion with David Evans, Richard McDonald, and Terry Coatta.

Achieving Digital Permanence
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Achieving Digital Permanence

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

Online Event Processing
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Online Event Processing

Achieving consistency where distributed transactions have failed.

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.
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