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.

Study finds that refactoring doesn’t improve code quality

iOS vs. Android reaches stalemate and 7 other mobile development trends

iOS vs. Android reaches stalemate and 7 other mobile development trends

A new worldwide survey of mobile app developers reveals some interesting facts and trends.

Developers proceed cautiously with Swift

Developers proceed cautiously with Swift

Apple’s new language for iOS and OS X development is generating a lot of interest, but one experienced developer feels that caution is the best approach.

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

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

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

Apple is reportedly developing a new way to get our money [CARTOON]

Apple is reportedly developing a new way to get our money [CARTOON]

Rumor has it Apple is working on an iCar, so get your bank account and front stoop ready.

Study shows programmers are using goto responsibly

Study shows programmers are using goto responsibly

New research finds that C developers aren’t creating spaghetti code with gotos, which would make Edsger Dijkstra happy.

Proponents speak out against warnings of open data’s dark side

Proponents speak out against warnings of open data’s dark side

While some people have raised concerns over making public data freely available, those who favor doing it feel the potential good far outweighs the bad.

It might be time to go back to a dumber TV [CARTOON]

It might be time to go back to a dumber TV [CARTOON]

Smart TV’s were great, until they started eavesdropping on our conversations.

Ode to a node: Sampling technology’s musical side

Ode to a node: Sampling technology’s musical side

Rather than simply being a tool for recording and playback, technology has also inspired and created original music over the years

Your code is far more chaff than wheat

Your code is far more chaff than wheat

New research finds that the core functionality of a program is encapsulated by just a small fraction of its code.

Now you can watch people write code live

Now you can watch people write code live

Watch People Code is a new site that lets you, well, watch people code.

Sprint’s lawyers better read the fine print [CARTOON]

Sprint’s lawyers better read the fine print [CARTOON]

If you’re considering buying up RadioShack’s stores, you’d better ask the obvious question.

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