Andrew C. Oliver

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

How to write better: A developer’s guide

How to test developer, data science, and devops job candidates

How to test developer, data science, and devops job candidates

Even if they can show you code on GitHub, you want your finalists to do a trial project as a real, objective test. Here are the test projects you should use

5 reasons why your code is running so slowly—and how to fix it

5 reasons why your code is running so slowly—and how to fix it

Here’s how to address why the code runs well on your development machine but has totally borked in production

Virtual assistants don’t need developers or AI

Virtual assistants don’t need developers or AI

Virtual assistants could do so much more for enterprises, if only we’d realize they are essentially command-line interfaces that don’t require custom coding or AI tech to work

8 career pitfalls every developer should avoid

8 career pitfalls every 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

How to find a developer job after coding bootcamp

How to find a developer job after coding bootcamp

If you want a real developer job, a coding bootcamp won’t get you in the door. But if you add some real experience, you’ve got a shot. Here’s how to get that experience

How to use the Google Vision API

How to use the Google Vision API

Happy or sad? Cat or person? Use the Google API to detect details about images

7 books you must read to be a real software developer

7 books you must read to be a real software developer

It’s easy to learn to be a coder. But knowing how to code isn’t enough to get and keep a real job in software development

11 signs you’re writing great code

11 signs you’re writing great code

No matter what language or technology stack you use, if you can describe your code with these adjectives, good code should follow

How to get started with AI—before it’s too late

How to get started with AI—before it’s too late

Put these five prerequisites in place so you can actually execute on your artificial intelligence strategy

Sensors and machine learning: How applications can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste

Sensors and machine learning: How applications can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste

All five senses take the form of some kind of sensor and some kind of mathematical algorithm, usually a supervised machine learning algorithm and a model

The programming languages you should learn now

The programming languages you should learn now

if you're in the market for a new lingua franca, what you choose next might be influenced by your current language of choice

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