Benchmarks, analyst reports, and other pretenses

Benchmarks, analyst reports, and other pretenses

Keep the these four facts in mind when assessing how much you should trust “independent” evaluations

06/22/17

9 shell tips every developer should know

9 shell tips every developer should know

Every wizened Unix hacker will have his or her own special tool set for using the command line for dev-fu. Here are mine

06/15/17

The 10 tools every modern developer should use

The 10 tools every modern developer should use

No matter what language you use or platforms you support, there is a core set of tools everyone needs to have

06/08/17

A full-stack developer is full of something, alright

A full-stack developer is full of something, alright

Most applications we develop are stupidly simple, so almost anyone can do them. Too bad our dev tools don’t work that part of the stack well

05/25/17

Forgot about Mahout? It’s back, and worth your attention

Forgot about Mahout? It’s back, and worth your attention

Mahout is a vibrant machine learning project that is now riding Spark instead of MapReduce for the algorithmically inclined

05/18/17

Choose one: High productivity or code you can maintain

Choose one: High productivity or code you can maintain

No matter how you slice it, there's always a trade-off between speedy development and ultrareliable applications

05/11/17

The future of IoT can be seen in the PC

The future of IoT can be seen in the PC

IoT exhibits many of the same growing pains as the PC in its early days, with the greatest potential lurking in barely imagined future apps

05/04/17

AI, Amazon, Uber: 10 tech predictions for 2022

AI, Amazon, Uber: 10 tech predictions for 2022

In the next five years, half of the crazy new stuff you've heard about will arrive. The other half will have to wait

04/27/17

Data science could keep United out of more trouble

Data science could keep United out of more trouble

The right data analytics can sometimes prevent you from doing stupid things that alienate your customers

04/20/17

13 tips to foil cloud lock-in

13 tips to foil cloud lock-in

Public cloud vendors want your workloads forever. Here's how to create a viable exit strategy

04/13/17

H-1B clampdown won’t fix developers’ real problem

H-1B clampdown won’t fix developers’ real problem

The way things are going, well-intentioned visa reforms will exacerbate offshoring while making most development too costly for most businesses

04/06/17

Coders, here's a JavaScript presentation tool you'll love

Coders, here's a JavaScript presentation tool you'll love

Attention all technical presenters: At last, a slideshow tool for you! With the open source library Remark.js, you build presentations fast using Markdown

03/30/17

How to build your own Alexa-like personal assistant

How to build your own Alexa-like personal assistant

Voice and natural language serve up the UI of the future. Here's how to incorporate them into your applications, without relying on someone else's API

03/23/17

Uber should use data science to fix its culture

Uber should use data science to fix its culture

How do you know if your company has a problem with bias about gender, race, or other factors? The data is there for you to find out—and fix the problem

03/09/17

AWS outage proves one cloud isn’t enough

AWS outage proves one cloud isn’t enough

Like it or not, we're all getting more and more dependent on the cloud. But Tuesday's outage shows the folly of depending on only one cloud

03/02/17

6 reasons stores can't give you real-time offers (yet)

6 reasons stores can't give you real-time offers (yet)

Retailers collect tons of data about you and what you like, but don't expect brick-and-mortar stores to provide 'special offers' based on that data soon

02/16/17

How to predict the next major hack

How to predict the next major hack

Code analysis is only part of rating website vulnerability. Add parameters like developer experience to your analysis, and you might even predict the next breach

02/02/17

What the end of net neutrality means for you

What the end of net neutrality means for you

Trump's cable-loving crony at the helm of the FCC spells doom for the idea that all internet traffic should be treated equally

01/26/17

12 New Year's resolutions for your data

12 New Year's resolutions for your data

Your data is a mess. Stop procrastinating and put your best intentions to work with this handy priority list

01/12/17

Prepare for liftoff: 9 steps to cloud readiness

Prepare for liftoff: 9 steps to cloud readiness

Remove head from sand. Resist impulse to hug server. Prepare yourself for the inevitable

01/05/17

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