Dan Tynan


The care and feeding of a rockstar developer

Whether you're a hiring company, an educator, or a developer, find out what you're up against in the war for programming talent

Boom or bust: The lowdown on code academies

The reason these schools exist is simple. There's an enormous number of openings for people with coding skills and a serious shortage of warm bodies to fill them.

6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

IT pros blow the whistle on the less-than-white lies and dark sides of the tech business.

7 simple rules for hiring great developers

The war for programming talent is full bore. Here's how to hire the best coders when competing with the big boys.

Fatal distraction: 7 IT mistakes that will get you fired

It's hard to get a good job in IT these days, but it's all too easy to lose one.

So long, and thanks for all the fish

This is the final episode of TY4NS. It's been a fun run, and I have a lot of people to thank for it.

Dear Internet advertising industry: It's over between us

You've lied and cheated too many times. It's splitsville, baby. Pack your toothbrush and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

When you accept paid casino links you’re gambling with Google

Ever gotten an email offering to pay you to publish a blog post? It's a black hat SEO trick that will get you in hot water with search engines

The Internet of Things is a big deal

Today, the FTC is holding hearings on how smart devices collect data about us and what happens to it. It's time to stand up for our privacy rights now, before it's too late.

Power to the parents? The MiiPC doesn't quite deliver

This low-cost Android-powered PC lets parents control their kids' computer use. The MiiPC is a nice idea, but it's not quite ready for prime time.

How do I know that you’re lying? Your throat tattoo gave you away

Google wants to patent electronic tattoos that can measure galvanic skin response and talk to your phone. That body ink could also be a lie detector.

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