Martin Heller

Contributing Editor

Martin Heller is a contributing editor and reviewer for InfoWorld. Formerly a web and Windows programming consultant, he developed databases, software, and websites from his office in Andover, Massachusetts, from 1986 to 2010. More recently, he has served as VP of technology and education at Alpha Software and chairman and CEO at Tubifi. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

How to choose a cloud IoT platform

How to choose a cloud IoT platform

Your cloud IoT platform must monitor IoT endpoints and event streams, analyze data at the edge and in the cloud, and enable application development and deployment

The best free programming courses during quarantine

The best free programming courses during quarantine

Want to learn to program? These excellent free introductory courses from Codecademy and Coursera will have you coding in no time

The best free data science courses during quarantine

The best free data science courses during quarantine

6 excellent online courses and one book to learn statistics, machine learning, and deep learning while you’re locked in the house

What is Node.js? The JavaScript runtime explained

What is Node.js? The JavaScript runtime explained

Node.js is a lean, fast, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment that is useful for both servers and desktop applications

Review: Amazon SageMaker plays catch-up

Review: Amazon SageMaker plays catch-up

With Studio, Autopilot, and other additions, Amazon SageMaker is now competitive with the machine learning environments available in other clouds

What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects

A hands-on look at quantum computing

A hands-on look at quantum computing

While we wait for the quantum cloud services, let’s explore the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit and IBM Q and Qiskit SDKs

What is Jenkins? The CI server explained

What is Jenkins? The CI server explained

Jenkins offers a simple way to set up a continuous integration and continuous delivery environment for almost any combination of languages and source code repositories

What is Deno? A ‘better’ Node.js

What is Deno? A ‘better’ Node.js

From the creator of Node.js, Deno is a secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript that addresses Node’s shortcomings

TypeScript vs. JavaScript: Understand the differences

TypeScript vs. JavaScript: Understand the differences

TypeScript transpiles to JavaScript and enables the development of large-scale applications

InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld recognizes the year’s best products in software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning

CockroachDB review: Distributed SQL shifts into high gear

CockroachDB review: Distributed SQL shifts into high gear

CockroachDB 19.2.2 impresses with lower latency, higher throughput, greater scalability, and new fully managed CockroachCloud service

CockroachDB review: Distributed SQL shifts into high gear

CockroachDB review: Distributed SQL shifts into high gear

CockroachDB 19.2.2 impresses with lower latency, higher throughput, greater scalability, and new fully managed CockroachCloud service

Deep learning vs. machine learning: Understand the differences

Deep learning vs. machine learning: Understand the differences

Both machine learning and deep learning discover patterns in data, but they involve dramatically different techniques

Deep learning vs. machine learning: Understand the differences

Deep learning vs. machine learning: Understand the differences

Both machine learning and deep learning discover patterns in data, but involve dramatically different techniques

Scylla review: Apache Cassandra supercharged

Scylla review: Apache Cassandra supercharged

A rewrite of Cassandra in C++, Scylla runs much faster and cheaper than the Java-based original

FaunaDB review: Fast NoSQL database for global scale

FaunaDB review: Fast NoSQL database for global scale

Low latency, strong consistency, and high scalability make FaunaDB an excellent choice for greenfield web or mobile apps

27 essential tips for Git and GitHub users

27 essential tips for Git and GitHub users

Smarter cloning, forking, merging, branching, documenting, collaboration, and workflow automation with Git and GitHub

27 essential tips for Git and GitHub users

27 essential tips for Git and GitHub users

Smarter cloning, forking, merging, branching, documenting, collaboration, and workflow automation with Git and GitHub

DSE Graph review: Graph database does double duty

DSE Graph review: Graph database does double duty

DSE Graph provides high-performance OLTP and OLAP graph operations, right alongside the DataStax Enterprise column store

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