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.

The best open source software of 2020

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?

9 career pitfalls every software developer should avoid

9 career pitfalls every software developer should avoid

If you love to code, and don’t think much about your career or your business, it’s time to get real and rethink how you approach software development

Developers will decide cloud winners and losers

Developers will decide cloud winners and losers

Companies might choose AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud, but their developers will decide what runs there

Rethinking software developer events after COVID-19

Rethinking software developer events after COVID-19

Virtual events might actually be better for developers than the real thing—if we do them right

What now? A software developer’s guide to surviving the recession

What now? A software developer’s guide to surviving the recession

This is a scary time for everyone, but also a moment that could define your career if you prepare for change

InnerSource: A better way to work together on code

InnerSource: A better way to work together on code

How using open source methods to develop proprietary software increases project efficiency, code quality, and developer happiness

Should open source be ethical?

Should open source be ethical?

At present, software licenses that prohibit socially harmful or unethical uses cannot be considered open source. Should we change that?

Cloud outages show multicloud is essential

Cloud outages show multicloud is essential

Outages are inevitable and vendors are unreliable. You can’t move fast enough unless you already have your service running on two or more clouds

Modern recipes for more resilient applications

Modern recipes for more resilient applications

New approaches and innovations at the edge keep applications alive when networks or services die

InfoWorld’s 2019 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld’s 2019 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers recognize the year’s best software development, cloud computing, big data analytics, and machine learning tools

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