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.

What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained
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What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects. Why not give it a try?

What is SQL? The language of databases
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What is SQL? The language of databases

SQL is neither the fastest nor the most elegant way to talk to databases, but it is the best way we have; here’s why

How devops tools accelerate software delivery

How devops tools accelerate software delivery

Devops is a little bit of philosophy and a lot of tools. Here’s how those tools work their devops magic

What is Node.js? The JavaScript runtime explained

What is Node.js? The JavaScript runtime explained

Node.js is a lean, fast, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment that is useful for both servers and desktop applications

Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Google Cloud Spanner achieves horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and five nines availability as a service, at a price

The best MVC frameworks for Node.js

The best MVC frameworks for Node.js

16 efficient, well-tested, and well-supported frameworks for building lean and mean web apps with Node.js

Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors
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Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets, and Atom rise to the top, but several others are worth considering

Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

WebStorm, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, Komodo, and Eclipse pull out the stops for JavaScript, Node.js, and friends

Strategy first: How to do mobile dev right

Strategy first: How to do mobile dev right

Build platforms, back-end services, native vs. web—to launch the right mobile development strategy, you must make sense of several moving parts

Tap the power of Google's Go language

Tap the power of Google's Go language

Learn the key concepts behind programming in Go, a concise, simple, safe, and fast compiled language with powerful concurrency features

The best Go language IDEs and editors

The best Go language IDEs and editors

Among dozens of options for developing Go programs, Gogland, Visual Studio Code, and Cloud9 rise to the top

What deep learning really means

What deep learning really means

GPUs in the cloud put the predictive power of deep neural networks within reach of every developer

Get started with Azure Machine Learning

Get started with Azure Machine Learning

Jump into Microsoft’s drag-and-drop machine learning studio with this hands-on tutorial

Get started with TensorFlow

Get started with TensorFlow

Begin harnessing the power of Google’s open source machine learning library with InfoWorld's hands-on tutorial

Choosing your Java IDE

Find out what to look for in a Java IDE and get tips for deciding which of the top three--Eclipse, NetBeans, or IntelliJ IDEA--is best for you

15 low-code tools for building mobile apps fast

15 low-code tools for building mobile apps fast

These simple mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

Four rich, pretrained machine learning APIs bring the smarts behind Google to your apps

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

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

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