Andrew C. Oliver

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Andrew C. Oliver is the senior director of product marketing for Yugabyte, a provider of open source distributed SQL database technologies.

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

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

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

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

Arduino plus 3D printing: The next big developer wave

Arduino plus 3D printing: The next big developer wave

3D printing will likely change manufacturing and even how products reach the home. Meanwhile, Arduino devices make electronic creation accessible to anyone with a laptop computer

Introduction to Learning to Rank (LTR) search analysis

Introduction to Learning to Rank (LTR) search analysis

The technique can fix search results based on user preferences or implicit behavior

Artificial general intelligence (AGI): The steps to true AI

Artificial general intelligence (AGI): The steps to true AI

Early AI research tackled the challenge the wrong way, but there’s now progress around machine intuition, unsupervised learning, and creativity

A quick-and-dirty way to predict human behavior

A quick-and-dirty way to predict human behavior

The Alternating Least Squares (ALS) technique is fundamental to many machine learning applications. Here’s how it works

How classification and clustering work: the easy way

How classification and clustering work: the easy way

People are often confused about what these are and what the difference is. So here is an explanation using the old-fashioned way: in an Excel spreadsheet

The future of coding is about making real things

The future of coding is about making real things

As AI and manufacturing come together through 3D printing, we coders will come in charge of how things are actually made

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