Andrew C. Oliver

Columnist

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

No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

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

We have the big data tools -- let's learn to use them

We have the big data tools -- let's learn to use them

Few enterprises enjoy even the first-order benefits of big data. The real payoff will come when we interact with systems much less than we do today

8 reasons you'll do big data this year

8 reasons you'll do big data this year

To know what people are really doing with big data technology, you need to get dirty in the trenches. Here's what we've found

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