Paul Venezia

Columnist

Paul Venezia is a veteran *nix system and network architect, and senior contributing editor at InfoWorld, where he writes analysis, reviews and The Deep End blog.

Code injection: A new low for ISPs

The Venom vulnerability: Little details bite back

The Venom vulnerability: Little details bite back

Bad attacks rarely come through the front door -- instead, the old cracks let in the problems

Flexibility vs. complexity: IT's double-edged sword

Flexibility vs. complexity: IT's double-edged sword

Sometimes a fixed path is beneficial, and sometimes you need room to maneuver

Don't get hung up on best practices

Don't get hung up on best practices

When it comes to designing real apps in the real world, best practices aren't always applicable

Disaster averted: The Comcast-TWC merger is dead

Disaster averted: The Comcast-TWC merger is dead

The dreaded mega merger is kaput, but the central problem remains: We need more ISP competition

Users in pre-production? It can work for IT

Users in pre-production? It can work for IT

Granting early access to IT project stakeholders is not always a bad move

Dear Apple: Your upgrade policy sucks

Dear Apple: Your upgrade policy sucks

Apple’s ‘my way or the highway’ upgrade policy for OS X really needs to change

NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

The beefy QNAP TVS-EC880 delivers better performance under heavy workloads, while the elegant Synology DS2015xs shines with useful tools

Kludges are a scourge -- except when they aren't

Kludges are a scourge -- except when they aren't

You should know real kludges when you see them, but sometimes a quick hack turns out to be the best way to go

Put your API on a JSON diet

Put your API on a JSON diet

Slimming down your JSON payload can bring significant savings in the mobile era, but beware overdoing it to the point of illegibility

APIs aren’t apps: Make them as thin and light as possible

APIs aren’t apps: Make them as thin and light as possible

For fast and scalable APIs, forget the heavy frameworks and go lean

Life after virtualization: More data center tech for less

Life after virtualization: More data center tech for less

VMware’s vSphere 6 release marks the end of one chapter of the virtualization story, but another has already begun

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