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.

14 ways AWS beats Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

Connect with these Internet APIs to add some crucial data, a helpful feature, or a user-pleasing frill to your application

Can APIs be copyrighted?

Can APIs be copyrighted?

Oracle says yes and Google says no, but who’s right? Here are seven arguments in favor of copyrighting APIs — and seven against

16 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

16 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

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Why we can’t develop voting software that works

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12 programming mistakes to avoid

The dirty dozen of application development pitfalls — and how to avoid these all-too-common programming blunders

10 bad programming habits we secretly love

10 bad programming habits we secretly love

Breaking the rules can bring a little thrill — and produce better, more efficient code

10 software development cults to join

10 software development cults to join

Because programming is more fun when we take things to the extreme and obsess about the ‘right way’ to write code

Why developers hate low-code

Why developers hate low-code

9 reasons programmers grow frustrated with the tools that are supposed to save them time

Tiny clouds taking on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

Tiny clouds taking on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

A baker’s dozen of boutique clouds challenging the big three on speed, cost, flexibility, and even on-prem and hybrid cloud options

The best programming language to learn

The best programming language to learn

Python is clearly the best choice, unless a better choice is Java or JavaScript. Let’s compare

CI/CD your way: 11 on-prem options for continuous integration and delivery

CI/CD your way: 11 on-prem options for continuous integration and delivery

From Jenkins and GitLab to Azure DevOps Server, these tools bring a CI/CD pipeline to your own server, Kubernetes cluster, or hybrid cloud

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