Peter Wayner

Contributing writer

Peter Wayner is 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").

3 places edge-computing challenges can lurk

16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what's in and what's out in app dev

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

Cloud made easy: Get started with Digital Ocean

Cloud made easy: Get started with Digital Ocean

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

11 predictions for the future of programming

11 predictions for the future of programming

Our coding crystal ball offers clues about the kinds of turns your programming career will take in the years ahead

Should you go with Google's Go?

Should you go with Google's Go?

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

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

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

21 hot programming trends -- and 21 going cold

21 hot programming trends -- and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the Web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what's in and what's out in app dev

Program the world: 12 technologies you need to know

Program the world: 12 technologies you need to know

Stuffing bits in databases is boring. Why not program everything around you?

13 ways the cloud has changed (since last you looked)

13 ways the cloud has changed (since last you looked)

New services and pricing models make cloud computing more powerful, complex, and cheaper than it was a few short years ago

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