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.

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

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

Review: IBM Cloud is built to order

Review: IBM Cloud is built to order

Big Blue lets you have public cloud your way with bare metal, private instances, and even custom-configured hardware options

9 predictions for the future of programming

9 predictions for the future of programming

Our coding crystal ball offers developers meaningful bets for the next five years -- but few guarantees given the rate of change for tech

Review: Joyent Cloud runs closer to the metal

Review: Joyent Cloud runs closer to the metal

Through clever engineering, Joyent gives you faster startups and more speed than VM-based clouds

Review: Google Cloud flexes flexibility

Review: Google Cloud flexes flexibility

Google’s elegant Cloud Platform makes it easy to spin up instances or simply tap Google APIs only when you need them

Review: Microsoft Azure reaches beyond Windows

Review: Microsoft Azure reaches beyond Windows

Microsoft's cloud built for Windows and .Net has exploded with open source options and big data services

9 research projects that could transform the enterprise

9 research projects that could transform the enterprise

From unstructured data mining to visual microphones, academic labs are bringing future breakthrough possibilities to light

Beacons in business: 8 ways to leverage location services

Beacons in business: 8 ways to leverage location services

On-campus beacon use can help IT provide local, targeted services and data to employees, temps, clients, and guests

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