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)

The Apple-1 is starting to feel like a bargain [CARTOON]

The Apple-1 is starting to feel like a bargain [CARTOON]

The cost of new Apple products is starting to make the cost of vintage Apple products seem reasonable.

Don’t be duped: Beware of these Twitter parody accounts

Don’t be duped: Beware of these Twitter parody accounts

No, Mark Zuckerberg and these other tech celebrities aren’t really following you on Twitter

To find the best software developers, journey to Middle-earth

To find the best software developers, journey to Middle-earth

A new analysis of top Stack Overflow users finds that the highest concentration of them can be found in New Zealand.

The war of the whitespaces rages on among programmers

The war of the whitespaces rages on among programmers

The results of a new survey gets developers once again fighting over tabs vs. spaces, showing that the battle is still very much alive.

Robot hand-holders are finally here! [CARTOON]

Robot hand-holders are finally here! [CARTOON]

Who couldn’t use a robot that will hold your hand and shepherd you through the hard times?

Think different by live-streaming your coding sessions

Think different by live-streaming your coding sessions

Streaming yourself programming live can help you to think through problems differently and can also serve as a living documentation of your code.

Just their type: 11 keyboards beloved by programmers

Just their type: 11 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

Coming to an art gallery near you: Software code

Coming to an art gallery near you: Software code

The recent Algorithm Auction demonstrated the aesthetic value of programming code and a possible alternative to commercial funding for technologists.

Breaking up is hard to do, but easy to live stream [CARTOON]

Breaking up is hard to do, but easy to live stream [CARTOON]

Thanks to Meerkat and Periscope, live streaming our lives is becoming a thing, for better and for worse.

Wisdom to code by, an illustrated guide to programmer proverbs

Wisdom to code by, an illustrated guide to programmer proverbs

Behold age-old truths that software developers have learned over the years.

France’s laws are now on GitHub

France’s laws are now on GitHub

A new repository traces the entire change history of France’s civil codes going back to the times of Napoleon.

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