Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

Python vs. R: The battle for data scientist mind share

Python vs. R: The battle for data scientist mind share

Here’s how the general-purpose favorite of scientists stacks up against the stat head’s data-honed tool of choice

9 lies programmers tell themselves

9 lies programmers tell themselves

Confidence in our power over machines also makes us guilty of hoping to bend reality to our code

Angular vs. React: An epic battle for developer mind share

Angular vs. React: An epic battle for developer mind share

Two of the hottest open source web dev tools butt heads over your next project

13 reasons not to use Chrome

13 reasons not to use Chrome

Chrome may be the world’s most popular browser, but it isn’t necessarily the best one

Cloud made easy: Get started with DigitalOcean

Cloud made easy: Get started with DigitalOcean

Build a web presence in minutes with DigitalOcean’s dead-simple cloud service

PHP vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

PHP vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

Here's how the old guard and upstart darling of the server-side web stack up against each other

10 new AWS cloud services you never expected

10 new AWS cloud services you never expected

From data scooping to facial recognition, Amazon’s latest additions give devs new, wide-ranging powers in the cloud

Review: DigitalOcean keeps the cloud simple

Review: DigitalOcean keeps the cloud simple

With a great UI, fast machines, low prices, and useful guides, DigitalOcean is an excellent choice for developers

11 predictions for the future of programming

11 predictions for the future of programming

Our coding crystal ball clues you into the twists and turns your programming career may take in the years ahead

Should you go with Google's Go? 7 pros and cons

Should you go with Google's Go? 7 pros and cons

The once cutting-edge language is taking off -- and may be a prime candidate for your next project

The 7 most vexing problems in programming

The 7 most vexing problems in programming

Here be dragons: These gnarly corners of the coding world can be formidable foes, even for seasoned pros

7 chronic browser bugs plaguing the web

7 chronic browser bugs plaguing the web

From video glitches to memory leaks, today’s browser bugs are harder to pin down, even as they slow the web to a crawl

The power of lazy programming

The power of lazy programming

These 13 tools and techniques prove that, when it comes to coding, laziness is a virtue

7 bad programming ideas that work

7 bad programming ideas that work

Cheaper, easier, faster, safer -- sometimes bad habits are better than good enough

7 programming languages we love to hate -- but can’t live without

7 programming languages we love to hate -- but can’t live without

Tools masquerading as languages, maddening syntax, dusty code that won’t die -- here's what has us shaking our fists

13 fabulous frameworks for Node.js

13 fabulous frameworks for Node.js

This baker's dozen of lean and mean Node.js frameworks can help streamline your development of fast websites, rich APIs, and real-time apps

Cloud review: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent

Cloud review: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent

The top five public clouds pile on the services and options, while adding unique twists

5 more timeless lessons of programming 'graybeards'

5 more timeless lessons of programming 'graybeards'

Youth may be what HR wants, but nobody bangs out code like a longtime programming pro

Review: Amazon Web Services is eating the world

Review: Amazon Web Services is eating the world

Amazon continues to define the cloud with an unrivaled set of services for developers, IT, and data crunchers

22 insults no developer wants to hear

22 insults no developer wants to hear

Flame wars in the bug tracker might be exactly the right (harsh) feedback your code needs

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