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March/April 2019 Table of Contents

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March/April 2019 acmqueue


Features


Surviving Software Dependencies
The shift to software reuse has happened so quickly that the risks are not yet fully understood.
- Russ Cox

Industry-scale Knowledge Graphs: Lessons and Challenges
Google, Microsoft, IBM Watson, Facebook, and eBay must each provide structured data that makes their products more intelligent and "magical." Each company serves as an example of how best to build and deploy the knowledge graphs that make this possible.
- Natasha Noy, Yuqing Gao, Anshu Jain, Anant Narayanan, Alan Patterson, and Jamie Taylor

Access Control and Health Care Records: Who Owns the Data?
Data management in health care is burdened by legacy systems and fragmented to the point of no return. A Toronto-based startup called HealthChain set out to bring some sense of control to the field. Here's what the company has learned.
- A discussion with David Evans, Richard McDonald, and Terry Coatta


Columns / Departments


KODE VICIOUS
MUST and MUST NOT
KV has some tips for putting your processes into understandable prose. He draws on wisdom from a more than 20-year-old document known as RFC 2119.
- George Neville-Neil

THE SOFT SIDE OF SOFTWARE
Overly Attached
Becoming emotionally attached to your work can lead to compromised decision-making. A good leader must be able to see when this is happening and insert an objective voice.
- Kate Matsudaira

ESCAPING THE SINGULARITY
Extract, Shoehorn, and Load
An increasing part of the computer landscape is moving data from system to system, but it doesn't always fit. Sometimes it has to be shoehorned into a shape that will allow it to be understood.
- Pat Helland

RESEARCH FOR PRACTICE
The DevOps Phenomenon
DevOps holds a lot of promise for companies hoping to capture market share and deliver value faster, but switching from traditional methods has its challenges. A number of papers have addressed these early implementation hurdles.
- Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald, and Helmut Krcmar

THE MORNING PAPER
GAN Dissection and Datacenter RPCs
This edition of "The Morning Paper" tackles two diverse topics. The first paper dissects what happens inside a GAN (generative adversarial network) as it is generating an image. The second argues that in certain cases, RPCs (remote procedure calls) can still do the job in datacenters.
- Adrian Colyer

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