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Making Bad Decisions
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Making Bad Decisions

In software engineering, many technical decisions are context-dependent, and there are often complex edge cases to consider. 

High-Performance Mobile System-on-Chip Clusters
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High-Performance Mobile System-on-Chip Clusters

Simply stating the problem is not enough; it is necessary to look for a quick way out of the situation, relying on available resources.

Data Anonymization Using the Random Sum Method
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Data Anonymization Using the Random Sum Method

The purpose of this blog post is to present an anonymization method that can be applied to the digital attributes of personal data.

Blockchain For What, Exactly?
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Blockchain For What, Exactly?

Considering the real-world consequences of blockchain hype.

R&D or r&d: What's the Difference?
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R&D or r&d: What's the Difference?

Research produces generalized knowledge; Development produces generalized functionality. Not all efforts that use research skills or that use development skills...

Mental Self-Check
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Mental Self-Check

Who is crazy: the rest of the world, or I?

Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades
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Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades

Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.

Essentials of BI Dashboards
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Essentials of BI Dashboards

A well-designed dashboard is everyone's dream come true.

Software Stories: Legal Trouble
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Software Stories: Legal Trouble

Legal troubles represent another collection of potential pitfalls where developers often find themselves unprepared. 

Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers
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Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers

The New Year is stereotypically the time when we resolve to start some good habits and get rid of some of the bad.

Framing the Description of the Shrinking Pipeline
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Framing the Description of the Shrinking Pipeline

The shrinking pipeline refers to the low percentages of women earning computer science academic degrees and holding faculty positions.
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