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.

Review: 6 machine learning clouds

Review: 6 machine learning clouds

Amazon, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning toolkits run the gamut in breadth, depth, and ease

Review: HPE’s machine learning cloud overpromises, underdelivers

Review: HPE’s machine learning cloud overpromises, underdelivers

Haven OnDemand’s enterprise search and format conversions are the strongest services, while more interesting capabilities are not fully cooked

10 Android apps developers will love

10 Android apps developers will love

From full-blown IDEs to essential resource utilities, these Android apps bring powerful programming features to smartphones and tablets

10 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

10 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

No-code and low-code mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

Review: IBM Watson strikes again

Review: IBM Watson strikes again

Built on Watson and SPSS predictive analytics, IBM's cloud machine learning services meet the needs of developers, data scientists, and businesses

Review: Databricks makes big data dreams come true

Review: Databricks makes big data dreams come true

Cloud-based Spark machine learning and analytics platform is an excellent, full-featured product for data scientists

Review: Azure Machine Learning is for pros only

Review: Azure Machine Learning is for pros only

Microsoft’s machine learning cloud has the right stuff for data science experts, but not for noobs

Beyond jQuery: An expert guide to choosing the right JavaScript framework

Beyond jQuery: An expert guide to choosing the right JavaScript framework

How to choose from 22 essential JavaScript frameworks for Web and mobile development

Why you need to use Polymer for Web development

Why you need to use Polymer for Web development

Easy, clean, and powerful, Polymer enhances basic HTML for building websites

Review: Azure brings IoT to .Net developers

Review: Azure brings IoT to .Net developers

Azure IoT Suite attracts with plenty of device SDKs including C#, but some pieces are still missing

Review: Amazon eases developers into IoT

Review: Amazon eases developers into IoT

Amazon’s SDKs, back-end services, and guides provide everything you need to start building cloud applications for IP-connected devices

Review: WebEx and GoToMeeting meet their match

Review: WebEx and GoToMeeting meet their match

Adobe Connect and Zoom lead six mostly stellar Web conferencing services for desktops and mobile devices

Review: OpenShift 3 rocks Docker containers

Review: OpenShift 3 rocks Docker containers

Red Hat’s robust, easy-to-use, and highly scalable PaaS now builds on Docker, with some temporary limitations

Review: AWS Lambda redefines 'on demand'

Review: AWS Lambda redefines 'on demand'

Amazon’s simple, scalable compute service runs your functions whenever needed, but is limited to Java, Python, and Node.js

First look: AWS Mobile Hub fills the potholes

First look: AWS Mobile Hub fills the potholes

Developing mobile apps on the Amazon cloud is now significantly easier, at least for iOS and Android clients

Review: Apprenda PaaS fills the .Net gap

Review: Apprenda PaaS fills the .Net gap

The Apprenda private PaaS is both full-featured and flexible, supporting .Net and Java development and a wealth of deployment options

Review: Amazon Aurora rocks MySQL

Review: Amazon Aurora rocks MySQL

Amazon’s revved-up database service offers five times the throughput of MySQL and a formidable alternative to Oracle and SQL Server

Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI

Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI

All three next-gen BI solutions make data discovery and analysis remarkably easy, but Tableau does it best

Chrome tools every Web developer will love

Chrome tools every Web developer will love

Chrome DevTools and powerful add-ons lend keen insights into your code

Review: 7 JavaScript IDEs put to the test

Review: 7 JavaScript IDEs put to the test

WebStorm and Visual Studio Code lead a field of rich and capable integrated tools for JavaScript programming

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