Andrew C. Oliver

Columnist

Andrew C. Oliver is manager of technical enablement at Lucidworks, a provider of enterprise search solutions.

How to get started with AI—before it’s too late

Sensors and machine learning: How applications can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste

Sensors and machine learning: How applications can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste

All five senses take the form of some kind of sensor and some kind of mathematical algorithm, usually a supervised machine learning algorithm and a model

No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

Most of your old data is useless trash. So throw it away, rather than spend all the time and money hoping AI will figure something out about it

Choose one: High productivity or code you can maintain

Choose one: High productivity or code you can maintain

No matter how you slice it, there's always a trade-off between speedy development and ultrareliable applications

H-1B clampdown won’t fix developers’ real problem

H-1B clampdown won’t fix developers’ real problem

The way things are going, well-intentioned visa reforms will exacerbate offshoring while making most development too costly for most businesses

9 signs you should quit your programming job

9 signs you should quit your programming job

Here's how to tell when your coding job isn't all it's cracked up to be -- and it's time to take off for a new gig

China didn't steal your job—I did

China didn't steal your job—I did

It's all us techies' fault in creating robots and machine intelligence that can do a better job than even the best-trained workers

10 things you need to worry about in 2017

10 things you need to worry about in 2017

It's time for our annual ritual: Burn some incense, peer into the dark, and fret about the future

Hey Google, Android APIs are a mess

Hey Google, Android APIs are a mess

The most popular mobile platform in the world doesn't seem to care much about making developers happy

Don’t be Delta: Four pillars of high availability

Don’t be Delta: Four pillars of high availability

It's unbelievable that in 2016 an entire airline could be brought to its knees by a datacenter outage. Did Delta skip computer science class? Let's review

7 stages of a failed software project

Know the signs! You might not be able to affect the outcome, but at least you'll recognize when to fasten your seatbelt and update your resume

5 big data sources for strategic sentiment analysis

5 big data sources for strategic sentiment analysis

Every company wants to know what its customers feel about it. But sentiment analysis can get more granular -- and turn inward to improve employee satisfaction

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