Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

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17 clever APIs for every developer whim

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Can APIs be copyrighted?

Can APIs be copyrighted?

Oracle says yes and Google says no, but who’s right? Here are 7 arguments in favor of copyrighting APIs — and 7 arguments against

10 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

10 ways to improve your code after it’s ‘finished’

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10 picky reasons to pick AWS—or Azure or Google Cloud

10 picky reasons to pick AWS—or Azure or Google Cloud

How do you choose between one cloud of commodity machines and another? You have to get picky

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9 lies programmers tell themselves

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10 software development cults to join

Because programming is more fun when we take things to the extreme and obsess about the ‘right way’ to write code

The best programming language to learn now

The best programming language to learn now

Python is clearly the best choice, unless a better choice is Java or JavaScript. Let’s compare

Node.js vs. PHP: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Node.js vs. PHP: An epic battle for developer mindshare

How do the old guard and the upstart darling of the server-side web stack up against each other? Let’s compare

18 Node.js and JavaScript libraries for fast and simple microservices

18 Node.js and JavaScript libraries for fast and simple microservices

Whether you go serverless or server-full, look to these open source projects to support your Node.js microservices

The best open source software for software development

The best open source software for software development

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in software development

Serverless in the cloud: AWS vs. Google Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure

Serverless in the cloud: AWS vs. Google Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure

With AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, and Microsoft Azure Functions, a little bit of business logic can go a very long way

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