Jon Udell

Jon Udell is a freelance technology journalist, open source developer, and former "blogger in chief" for InfoWorld.

How web annotation will transform content management

What is TypeScript? Industrial-strength JavaScript

What is TypeScript? Industrial-strength JavaScript

JavaScript is the language of the web, but it’s tough to manage for enterprise-scale development. TypeScript offers an attractive alternative

Screencasting captures what words can’t

Screencasting captures what words can’t

Screencasting and screensharing are two easy tools at your disposal when you want to share best practices and details that might otherwise be lost

The art of working globally, office not included

The art of working globally, office not included

Working remotely has real advantages, but when you're a global team without a home base, sometimes everyone has to get in the same room

Break the tyranny of native mobile apps

Break the tyranny of native mobile apps

Once freedom reigned in the form of Web apps that worked across every platform. Mobile apps have taken a big step back with platform lock-in -- but there's hope

Trello: Collaboration is in the cards

Trello: Collaboration is in the cards

Trello lets workgroups develop and track their workflows collaboratively using a familiar card metaphor -- and provides APIs for further customization

Windows 10 hardware tale has a happy ending

Windows 10 hardware tale has a happy ending

It took four units, but convertible laptop glory was eventually attained. Now one more tweak might win a few more Windows 10 converts

Windows 10 hardware is off to a shaky start

Windows 10 hardware is off to a shaky start

Following the Windows 8 debacle, you'd think top-tier Windows 10 hardware vendors would be extra careful to ensure their shipping laptops actually work

Microsoft doesn't get collaboration -- but it might

Microsoft doesn't get collaboration -- but it might

Despite a mix of solutions from SharePoint to Office 365 Groups, Microsoft's approach to collaboration is stuck in the past -- it doesn't have to be that way

Google falls behind the curve in collaboration

Google falls behind the curve in collaboration

Google Drive and Docs live on their own quirky island, limiting interoperability and usefulness in helping groups get work done

Where GitHub, Slack, and Trello fall short for collaboration

Where GitHub, Slack, and Trello fall short for collaboration

GitHub combines many desirable features for project management and teamwork, but it can't quite meet everyone's needs or preferences

Soon everyone will be annotating the Web

Soon everyone will be annotating the Web

As Web pages become apps, they will also become collaborative spaces where anyone can annotate -- and the rules of engagement will take a while to work themselves out

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