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. Oliver also helped with marketing in startups including JBoss, Lucidworks, and Couchbase. He is currently the Senior Director of Product Marketing for MariaDB Corporation.

InfoWorld’s 2022 Technology of the Year Award winners

Metaverse? A Second Life with VR glasses

Metaverse? A Second Life with VR glasses

Luckily, we will not have to live in the metaverse. How do I know? We have been here before.

The best open source software of 2021

The best open source software of 2021

InfoWorld’s 2021 Bossie Awards recognize the year’s best open source software for software development, devops, data analytics, and machine learning.

7 common cloud problems and how to fix them

7 common cloud problems and how to fix them

Experts running some of the Internet’s most critical cloud-based services share the problems they have faced, and how they solve or mitigate 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.

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