Andrew C. Oliver

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Andrew C. Oliver is manager of technical enablement at Lucidworks, a provider of enterprise search solutions.

A quick-and-dirty way to predict human behavior

How classification and clustering work: the easy way

How classification and clustering work: the easy way

People are often confused about what these are and what the difference is. So here is an explanation using the old-fashioned way: in an Excel spreadsheet

The future of coding is about making real things

The future of coding is about making real things

As AI and manufacturing come together through 3D printing, we coders will come in charge of how things are actually made

Coding bootcamps are too expensive. Take these online courses instead

Coding bootcamps are too expensive. Take these online courses instead

A motivated self-learner can do a lot better on the online Coursera service, which has improved in recent years

An intro to Studio 3T, a MongoDB IDE

An intro to Studio 3T, a MongoDB IDE

The growing third-party market is a key indication that MongoDB has moved from mere maturity to one of the dominant players in this market

6 New Year’s resolutions for avoiding IT disasters

6 New Year’s resolutions for avoiding IT disasters

Let’s look at putting into place practices that will avoid the follies of yesteryear. At the same time, let’s look to the future and start putting into place practices that make us better

The right technology strategy for modern retail

The right technology strategy for modern retail

Retailers are both specializing and having to understand their customers better and develop a closer relationship with them

Wikipedia is great, but these charities need your help more

Wikipedia is great, but these charities need your help more

WIkipedia has a ton of money, but many great charities do not. Please contribute to these eight education-focused charities first

In the rush to big data, we forgot about search

In the rush to big data, we forgot about search

In the cloud era, we need to look at search to be the glue that lets us find the data and analyze it together, no matter where it lives

No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

Most of your old data is useless trash. So throw it away, rather than spend all the time and money hoping AI will figure something out about it

Hybrid cloud is a necessity. Here’s how to start

Hybrid cloud is a necessity. Here’s how to start

Going hybrid is one vendor pitch you should take seriously as you begin moving your infrastructure and apps to the cloud

10 tech trends you don’t have to worry about (2018 edition)

10 tech trends you don’t have to worry about (2018 edition)

2017 was a bit of a snoozer in technology, so 2018 can’t help but be more disruptive. But not that much more

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