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.

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Node.js vs. PHP: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Node.js vs. PHP: An epic battle for developer mindshare

How do the old guard and the upstart darling of the server-side web stack up against each other? Let’s compare

Node.js vs. Java: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Node.js vs. Java: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Let’s examine how the enterprise stalwart and JavaScript upstart stack up in the battle for the server room

18 Node.js and JavaScript libraries for fast and simple microservices

18 Node.js and JavaScript libraries for fast and simple microservices

Whether you go serverless or server-full, look to these open source projects to support your Node.js microservices

The best open source software for software development

The best open source software for software development

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in software development

Serverless in the cloud: AWS vs. Google Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure

Serverless in the cloud: AWS vs. Google Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure

With AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, and Microsoft Azure Functions, a little bit of business logic can go a very long way

What those developers really mean

What those developers really mean

Developers speak a language unto themselves. Here’s how to cut through their half-truths and sneaky barbs to know what’s really wrong with your code, timelines, expectations and management style.

21 plug-ins to make the most of Eclipse

21 plug-ins to make the most of Eclipse

The vast Eclipse plug-in ecosystem offers rich rewards for application developers who know how to find the gems

MEAN vs. LAMP for your next programming project

MEAN vs. LAMP for your next programming project

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

9 cutting-edge programming languages worth learning now

9 cutting-edge programming languages worth learning now

These strong alternatives to the popular languages are gaining steam -- and may be the perfect fit for your next project

Java vs. Google's Go: An epic battle for developer mind share

Java vs. Google's Go: An epic battle for developer mind share

The upstart Go is giving stalwart Java a run for its money on greenfield server-side web apps

Python vs. R: The battle for data scientist mind share

Python vs. R: The battle for data scientist mind share

Here’s how the general-purpose favorite of scientists stacks up against the stat head’s data-honed tool of choice

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