Andrew C. Oliver

Columnist

Andrew C. Oliver is a columnist and software developer with a long history in open source, database, and cloud computing. He founded Apache POI and served on the board of the Open Source Initiative. He also helped with marketing in startups including JBoss, Lucidworks, and Couchbase.

7 common cloud problems and how to fix them

Are software developers important? Yes, very

Are software developers important? Yes, very

Survey of senior IT decision makers suggests that most execs understand the importance of listening to developers and making them happy.

InfoWorld’s 2021 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld’s 2021 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld celebrates the year’s best products in software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning.

Shared source won’t fix the AWS problem

Shared source won’t fix the AWS problem

Open source companies think the right license will protect them from being crushed by the big cloud providers. It won’t.

Should you work in developer relations?

Should you work in developer relations?

If you love technology, learning, and meeting people, developer relations could be right for you. It’s definitely a job in high demand.

Why aren’t you using feature flags?

Why aren’t you using feature flags?

Software development is changing. If you’re still focused on release management rather than feature management, then you’re doing it wrong.

Should product design be ethical?

Should product design be ethical?

Turns out there are advantages to putting people first and thinking about ethics, like superior products, happier employees, and devoted customers.

GNAP: OAuth the next generation

GNAP: OAuth the next generation

The Grant Negotiation and Authorization Protocol would replace the browser-oriented OAuth with a more general authorization framework with more security features

Black Friday retailers must be effective, ready, and resilient

Black Friday retailers must be effective, ready, and resilient

It’s a matter of deploying the right personalization, search, and offers to maximize conversion rate while avoiding boom fizzle pop.

The best open source software of 2020

The best open source software of 2020

InfoWorld picks the year’s best open source software for software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning

SQL lessons for NoSQL developers

SQL lessons for NoSQL developers

Because no software developer is complete without at least a passing knowledge of the world’s most popular query language

Beyond NoSQL: The case for distributed SQL

Beyond NoSQL: The case for distributed SQL

What if the main problem with relational databases was the back end and not the front end?

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