6 ways PaaS gives you superpowers
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6 ways PaaS gives you superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development style.
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Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world
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Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world

The future may be serverless, but for now, commoditized infrastructure is making platform-as-a-service increasingly attractive for startups, enterprises and developer shops. Led by Amazon and Microsoft, vendors such as Salesforce, Google and Oracle are pitching platforms for every development style, architecture, language and use case. Continue reading

Covering ASCAP EXPO! Highlights: Bill Withers, Ingrid Michaelson, TuneCore and more!
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Covering ASCAP EXPO! Highlights: Bill Withers, Ingrid Michaelson, TuneCore and more!

This is where being a musician AND a writer comes in handy! Got my press pass to cover #ASCAPEXPO! Stay tuned, and read on for more information about the upcoming conference! Looking forward to including music tech news from the Expo exhibitors in this space. Music highlights: Aloe Blacc to Interview Legendary Bill Withers! Chart-topping Songwriters … Continue reading

How a sad robot on the streets of Oakland led me to the Stupid Fun Club
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How a sad robot on the streets of Oakland led me to the Stupid Fun Club

This article was originally published in Software Development (Dr. Dobb’s Journal). 2015 UPDATE: A phone call today to the Stupid Fun Club revealed that the robots had been mothballed since 2009 or so, according to Becky Winter, whose husband Mike Winter participated in the interview below. A related article from Don Hopkins, who programmed the robots, explains … Continue reading

SD Times: Apps find new ways to spark interest in music
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SD Times: Apps find new ways to spark interest in music

Forget what you’ve heard about the music business. While it may be hard to feed a family of four on gigs, the market for musical gear and education is exploding. In 2014, new instruments and apps for learning how to play them are taking advantage of software and embedded technology. Take the fantastical circular keyboard … Continue reading

SD Times: The golden age of JavaScript
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SD Times: The golden age of JavaScript

Here’s my latest for SD Times. April 26, 2013 —  (Page 1 of 4) Who knew that when Brendan Eich knuckled down in 1995 for 10 days to create the programming language that would be eventually known as JavaScript, it would be going strong nearly 20 years later? ECMAScript, the official standard behind the open-source JavaScript, … Continue reading

Developer Hubris Meets its Match in DevOps
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Developer Hubris Meets its Match in DevOps

In my latest Special Report for SD Times, DevOps teams are on the move, I found the story leading somewhere different from the original assignment, which was to focus on how DevOps and the cloud were increasingly tied to one another. Interviewing developer-centric deployment solution vendors, the refrain was: agile has sped everything up so … Continue reading