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.

10 reasons software projects are slower than we expect

12 dark secrets of cloud security

12 dark secrets of cloud security

The cloud is essentially a dark pool of computational power and that mystery can lull us into complacency. Here’s what you don’t know about keeping your data secure in the cloud.

Top 6 chatbot building platforms

Top 6 chatbot building platforms

Chatbots are fast becoming a business cornerstone for customer service efforts. Here are the key tools you can use to leverage AI to better serve your customers.

9 dark secrets of low-code software development

9 dark secrets of low-code software development

Low-code tools offer the promise of building apps in a snap, but when you look more closely at the platforms, outcomes, and processes, the reality of low code isn’t quite so simple.

6 tools that make data science easier

6 tools that make data science easier

New tools are bundling data cleanup, drag-and-drop programming, and the cloud to help anyone comfortable with a spreadsheet to leverage the power of data science.

12 dark secrets of encryption

12 dark secrets of encryption

With data security a key concern across all systems, encryption is increasingly becoming the go-to solution. But encryption may be less of a sure thing than you think.

The 12 dark secrets of data science

The 12 dark secrets of data science

From hidden costs to highly suspect conclusions, data science is not without its detractions and limitations — despite the ongoing hype.

13 signs your software project may be doomed

13 signs your software project may be doomed

Software projects can get derailed before you know it. Here are the subtle warning signs that your latest app dev initiative isn’t going quite as well as it seems.

Top 11 RPA tools

Top 11 RPA tools

Robotic process automation (RPA) can streamline business workflows by eliminating tedious manual tasks without requiring you to completely re-engineer legacy systems.

11 leadership practices that could sink your software project

11 leadership practices that could sink your software project

Software development outcomes can be foiled by any number of ‘antipatterns’: management practices that seem sound in theory but rarely pay off when zealously adhered to.

14 reasons why software projects fail

14 reasons why software projects fail

From outsized expectations to fundamental feature changes, software development projects get derailed — or declared failures — thanks to a variety of project management and technical factors.

What those developers really mean

What those developers really mean

Developers speak a language unto themselves. Here’s how to cut through their half-truths and sneaky barbs to know what’s really wrong with your code, timelines, expectations and management style.

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