Rick Grehan

Contributing Editor

Rick Grehan is a longtime InfoWorld reviewer and a professional software developer who currently works for Oracle.

Review: Cassandra lowers the barriers to big data

Apache Cassandra 2.0 combines NoSQL flexibility and scalability with friendly SQL-like queries

Review: 4 supercool JavaScript tools for data visualization

Free, open source D3, InfoViz, Processing.js, and Recline.js bring dynamic, interactive -- and jaw-dropping -- data-driven graphics to the Web browser

Review: 4 free, open source management GUIs For MongoDB

Genghis, phpMoAdmin, RockMongo, and UMongo free MongoDB database management from the command line

NoSQL showdown: MongoDB vs. Couchbase

Two leading open source NoSQL datastores, MongoDB and Couchbase Server, are compared. Which one offers richer querying, indexing options, and ease of use?

NoSQL showdown: MongoDB vs. Couchbase

MongoDB edges Couchbase Server with richer querying and indexing options, as well as superior ease of use

Review: Visual Studio 2012 shines on Windows 8

Microsoft's everything-and-the-kitchen-sink IDE fuels Windows 8 and Windows RT development with smoothly integrated tools and an abundance of resources

Programming Opa: Web development, reimagined

MLstate's Opa streamlines Web app development with a single language for client and server, but the bright promise is not without pitfalls.

Programming Opa: Web development, reimagined

MLstate's Opa streamlines Web app development with a single language for client and server, but the bright promise is not without pitfalls

First look: Zend's PHP developer cloud

Zend Developer Cloud woos PHP developers with enterprise-grade development features, snapshots for easy recovery and project sharing, and the promise of single-click cloud deployment

Pillars of Python: Six Python Web frameworks compared

CubicWeb, Django, Pyramid, Web.py, Web2py, and Zope 2 give Python-savvy Web application developers powerful and diverse options

Pillars of Python: Web2py Web framework

Web2py combines abundant features and powerful tools, backed by excellent documentation

Pillars of Python: Pyramid Web framework

Built on the foundation of repoze.bfg, Pyramid is powerfully flexible but takes time to figure out

Pillars of Python: Django Web framework

Django combines excellent backward compatibility, good admin tools, and a focus on developer ease

Pillars of Python: Zope 2 Web framework

Zope 2 provides everything you need in one package, including the database and development environment

Pillars of Python: CubicWeb Web framework

CubicWeb tackles rapid Web app development with modular components and object reuse

Pillars of Python: Web.py Web framework

Web.py is a well-balanced, minimalist framework that's easy to install and easy to learn

InfoWorld review: Fabulous PHP frameworks

Zend Framework, Symfony, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, and other PHP frameworks conquer Web development with extensive features, powerful tools, and superior ease

Fabulous PHP frameworks: Symfony

Symfony offers extensive features such as excellent debugging and logging, but the learning curve is steeper than most

Fabulous PHP frameworks: CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter combines an easy installation with simplicity and flexibility, but is limited in features compared to competitors

Fabulous PHP frameworks: Zend Framework

The Zend Framework offers a comprehensive feature set and popular components in return for a significant time investment

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