Become A Software Hero: Top 10 Priorities For Growth-Oriented Developers In 2018
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Become A Software Hero: Top 10 Priorities For Growth-Oriented Developers In 2018

Originally published January 25, 2018 on Forbes The last few years have seen thrilling changes in the software landscape and mushrooming opportunities for coders. Today software developers are critical not just for every enterprise looking to grow, but also for every government or nonprofit organization wrestling with the world’s problems. That means we’ll need software … Continue reading

Cloud Is Secret Behind Developer Lounge IoT, Art
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Cloud Is Secret Behind Developer Lounge IoT, Art

Six CNC routers are cutting and etching faces into fluorescent acrylic while German artist Mirja Wellmann watches nearby. A woman admiring Wellmann’s sculpture gushes, “It’s beautiful! It’s like if you have talent, there are no limits!” Nearby, four flavors of microbrewed beer are perfected with data from IoT sensors. Oracle OpenWorld 2017 attendees rate the brews on touch screens. Others assemble colorful furniture made from 3D-printed beams designed by Java expert Michael Hoffer. Adorable robots intrigue passers-by. Welcome to Oracle’s annual Developer Lounge. Continue reading

Bad Design: the ‘dark patterns’ of unethical, addictive software
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Bad Design: the ‘dark patterns’ of unethical, addictive software

Originally published August 14th, 2017 in SD Times We’ve all fallen prey to them at one time or another: Design techniques such as the bait-and-switch, disguised ads, faraway billing, friend spam and sneaking items into the checkout cart. These “dark patterns” are interfaces are “carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance … Continue reading

Four features on Oracle cloud and developer initiatives in Oracle Magazine
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Four features on Oracle cloud and developer initiatives in Oracle Magazine

I’ve been busy! I wrote thousands upon thousands of words — four feature stories in all — on the Oracle’s second-generation cloud technology and the company’s nascent developer outreach programs for the January/February edition of Oracle Magazine: Cover story: “Open for Developers: There has never been more freedom of choice for developers building on Oracle … Continue reading

12 tips for the New Visual Studio: Prepping for a future beyond Windows
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12 tips for the New Visual Studio: Prepping for a future beyond Windows

Originally published September 28, 2016, SD Times. 12 tips for the new Visual Studio: Prepping for a future beyond Windows By Alexandra Weber Morales Microsoft Visual Studio is the most popular integrated development environment in the world, but the target keeps moving for IDEs. As device, language, platform and application diversity expand ever more rapidly, … Continue reading