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Volume 19, Issue 5 (September/October 2021) Table of Contents

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September/October 2021 acmqueue


Features


Lamboozling Attackers: A New Generation of Deception
The people behind cyberattacks are human too and can be fooled the same as their victims. By deploying deception environments, software engineers can throw attackers off the scent, while building more resilient systems.
- Kelly Shortridge and Ryan Petrich

Meaning and Context in Computer Programs
Whether debugging or adding new features to a program, programmers must be able to read the code to understand what the program is doing. Then they can share domain knowledge with other programmers, using the source code as the medium.
- Alvaro Videla

Federated Learning and Privacy
Centralized collection of data can pose privacy risks if the data is not properly managed. Federated learning is one approach that sees the benefits of processing large quantities of data, while minimizing risk to data holders.
- Kallista Bonawitz, Peter Kairouz, Brendan McMahan, and Daniel Ramage, Google


Departments


INTERVIEW
A Conversation with Margo Seltzer and Mike Olson

Two people behind the development of Berkeley DB talk about its beginnings as "a stupid grad-student trick" and its wild ride into the successful product it became.

CASE STUDY
It Takes a Community: The Open-source Challenge

How do you build a thriving open-source community? Leaders of some of the most successful open-source projects answer that question by sharing their experiences.
A discussion with Reynold Xin, Wes McKinney, Alan Gates, and Chris McCubbin

KODE VICIOUS
I Unplugged What?

Large systems failures often come from foolish mistakes, like putting all the layers on one cake and not tracking how the cake is layered.
- George Neville-Neil

COMMIT TO MEMORY
Chip Measuring Contest

Some companies—Apple and Tesla among them—are starting to build their own purpose-built chips for better performance, user experience, and economics.
- Jessie Frazelle

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