Phil Johnson

Writer/Editor at ITworld

I'm a writer and editor for ITworld.com, after having survived 17 years in the corporate wild as a software/web developer, technical lead and project manager.

In my spare time these days, when I'm not chauffeuring my daughters to and from school, lessons and Justin Bieber movies (ugh), I enjoy drawing cartoons, tweeting and taking pictures of cranes.

ITworld cartoons 2015: The year in geek humor (so far)

Drones make embarrassing your kids easier! [CARTOON]

Drones make embarrassing your kids easier! [CARTOON]

Technology is making the first day of school a little more special again for parents of older kids.

Survey says more women are going into programming

Survey says more women are going into programming

A new global survey of software developers suggests that females will be making up an increasing percentage of the programmer population in coming years.

Superclass: 15 of the world’s best living programmers

Superclass: 15 of the world’s best living programmers

When developers discuss who the world’s top programmer is, these names tend to come up a lot.

Why John Carmack thinks Racket is aces for beginning programmers

Why John Carmack thinks Racket is aces for beginning programmers

The creator of creator Doom explains why his 10 year-old son used the Racket programming language to create his latest video game.

Hopefully, Windows 95 is just a memory [CARTOON]

Hopefully, Windows 95 is just a memory [CARTOON]

Microsoft’s historic OS turned 20 this week, giving some people a people a chance to reminisce and others a reminder that it’s time to upgrade.

Think all software changelogs are boring? Think again

Think all software changelogs are boring? Think again

The Strange Log proves that sometimes even the driest-sounding things can actually be pretty entertaining.

9 things you need to know to run a successful software development team

9 things you need to know to run a successful software development team

Experienced software engineering leaders share what it takes to get the most out of your team.

Research: You’re not smarter than a 5th grader at designing mobile apps

Research: You’re not smarter than a 5th grader at designing mobile apps

A new study finds that young kids come up with more original and higher quality ideas for new mobile services than adults.

People aren’t the only unhappy Amazon employees [CARTOON]

People aren’t the only unhappy Amazon employees [CARTOON]

The retail giant’s cutthroat work environment is bringing both human and non-human workers to tears.

Programmers expect their code to live long and prosper

Programmers expect their code to live long and prosper

A new survey of developers finds that they have a long life expectancy for their work but still can’t agree on what constitutes “legacy” code.

Just their type: 12 keyboards beloved by programmers

Just their type: 12 keyboards beloved by programmers

Software developers can become quite attached to the keyboards they use to bang out code all day. Here are some models that have significant coder followings.

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