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 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

The Xbox One can’t do everything [CARTOON]

The Xbox One can’t do everything [CARTOON]

Some things just shouldn’t be done by voice command, particularly during the holidays

Growth spurt: Julia’s popularity with programmers is on the uptick

Growth spurt: Julia’s popularity with programmers is on the uptick

GitHub data shows that developers are showing a healthy interest in the programming language that was designed to do everything

Diversity among tech workers: How 11 well-known companies stack up

Diversity among tech workers: How 11 well-known companies stack up

In 2014, these companies opened up about the percentage of their technology workforce which are women or minorities

Non-tech companies can be great places to work, too

Non-tech companies can be great places to work, too

Companies from a wide range of non-tech industries are pushing tech companies off of Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list

We said get an Android tree, you blockhead! [CARTOON]

We said get an Android tree, you blockhead! [CARTOON]

For better or for worse, smart Christmas trees are here

Don’t trust that lamp! How 12 common devices can now be hacked

Don’t trust that lamp! How 12 common devices can now be hacked

The Internet of Things is making more and more items in our lives connected and smart, but also juicy targets for those with bad intents

The 14 best tech companies to work for in 2015

The 14 best tech companies to work for in 2015

Google tops Glassdoor’s latest annual list of the best places to work in the United States, based on employee reviews

Big data gives Santa a big headache [CARTOON]

Big data gives Santa a big headache [CARTOON]

Determining who was naughty or nice isn’t so easy in the age of data analytics

How big data can help identify better programmers

How big data can help identify better programmers

A new study demonstrates that data analytics can be used to evaluate the soft skills of software developers

New data fails to prove a gender gap in developer pay

New data fails to prove a gender gap in developer pay

A new report from Glassdoor suggests female software developers are paid less than men, but better data is needed before coming to conclusions

How to keep Thanksgiving civil [CARTOON]

How to keep Thanksgiving civil [CARTOON]

If you want to avoid conflict at the dinner table on turkey day, there are certain topics you should always avoid

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