Andrew C. Oliver

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

The best open source software for cloud computing

The best open source software for data storage and analytics

The best open source software for data storage and analytics

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in databases and data analytics

How developers can get the ops team on their side

How developers can get the ops team on their side

It shouldn’t be dev vs. ops. Instead, consider the ops team as one of your customers, and make software that it can use

How to present to management: A guide for developers and engineers

How to present to management: A guide for developers and engineers

Presenting to management is about realizing that you have a busy audience that wants to know the impact, cost, and risk of the plan

How to write better: A developer’s guide

How to write better: A developer’s guide

Developers who can write impactfully tend to advance faster in their careers than those who merely code

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

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