Peter Wayner

Contributing writer

Peter Wayner is 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").

16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

9 steps to lock down corporate browsers

9 steps to lock down corporate browsers

Don’t let your users’ web browsing put your company at risk. Here are nine things you can do to help secure browsers in the enterprise.

9 lies that programmers tell themselves

9 lies that programmers tell themselves

Confidence in our power over machines also makes us guilty of hoping to bend reality to our code

PHP vs. Node.js: Epic battle for developer mind share

PHP vs. Node.js: Epic battle for developer mind share

Here's how the old guard and upstart darling of the server-side web stack up against each other

Review: DigitalOcean keeps the cloud simple

Review: DigitalOcean keeps the cloud simple

With a great UI, fast machines, low prices, and useful guides, DigitalOcean is an excellent choice for developers.

11 predictions about programming

11 predictions about programming

Our coding crystal ball offers clues about the kinds of turns your programming career will take in the years ahead

Public cloud review: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Joyent

Public cloud review: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Joyent

The top five public clouds pile on the services and options, while adding unique twists.

Program the world: 12 technologies you must know

Program the world: 12 technologies you must know

Stuffing bits in databases is boring. Why not program everything around you?

Review: IBM Cloud is built to order

Review: IBM Cloud is built to order

Big Blue lets you have public cloud your way with bare metal, private instances and even custom-configured hardware options.

Review: Google Cloud flexes flexibility

Review: Google Cloud flexes flexibility

Google’s elegant Cloud Platform makes it easy to spin up instances or simply tap Google APIs only when you need them.

Review: Microsoft Azure reaches beyond Windows

Review: Microsoft Azure reaches beyond Windows

Microsoft's cloud built for Windows and .Net has exploded with open source options and big data services

Hey Apple, were you hosting hacked copies of Xcode?

Hey Apple, were you hosting hacked copies of Xcode?

Using the validation method recommended by Apple, a check of a Xcode 6.4 -- downloaded from Apple servers -- came up negative. Here's how to check your copy.

Beyond bitcoin: 7 ways to capitalize on blockchains

Beyond bitcoin: 7 ways to capitalize on blockchains

Bitcoin’s widely trusted ledger offers intriguing possibilities for business use beyond cryptocurrency.

Beyond bitcoin: 7 ways to capitalize on blockchains

Beyond bitcoin: 7 ways to capitalize on blockchains

Bitcoin’s widely trusted ledger offers intriguing possibilities for business use beyond crypto currency.

9 ways developers can rebuild trust on the Internet

9 ways developers can rebuild trust on the Internet

Public keys, trusted hardware, block chains -- developers should be using these tech tools to help secure the Internet for all.

Nine ways developers can rebuild trust on the Internet

Nine ways developers can rebuild trust on the Internet

Public keys, trusted hardware, block chains — developers should be using these tech tools to help secure the Internet for all.

Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

InfoWorld compares Chrome, CM Browser, Dolphin, Firefox, InBrowser, and UC Browser on speed, features, and HTML5 support

9 reasons MEAN should power your next programming project

9 reasons MEAN should power your next programming project

LAMP diehards take note: The flexible simplicity of MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js is no joke.

First look: Joyent Triton puts cloud computing on a bare-metal diet

First look: Joyent Triton puts cloud computing on a bare-metal diet

Joyent’s Docker-driven container compute instances are superthin, superfast, and supercheap.

17 JavaScript tools breathe new life into old code

17 JavaScript tools breathe new life into old code

From Lisp to Pascal, old code is new again, thanks to these JavaScript cross-compilers, translators, and emulators

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