Stories by Andrew Oliver

Ill-informed haters go after MongoDB

NoSQL databases like MongoDB are great for some tasks but not for others. Is it MongoDB's fault if misguided developers use it to solve the wrong problem?

Written by Andrew Oliver27 Sept. 12 10:17

6 home truths about rock star developers

You want the best and the brightest money can buy. Or do you? In fact, you're better served by a group of developers with mixed skill levels who focus on getting the job done

Written by Andrew Oliver30 Aug. 12 10:05

What developers can learn from Anonymous

The reason Anonymous has a permanent place in our collective imagination: For a time, its organizational model worked very well

Written by Andrew Oliver23 Aug. 12 10:18

Which freaking database should I use?

In the era of big data, good old RDBMS is no longer the right tool for many database jobs. Here's a quick guide to choosing among NoSQL alternatives

Written by Andrew Oliver02 Aug. 12 10:11

Functional programming: A step backward

Functional programming languages will have a place in general application development when we can read their code at a glance

Written by Andrew Oliver05 July 12 10:17

The long death of fat clients

Web development and open standards have triumphed, while the JavaFX framework is merely a last gasp

Written by Andrew Oliver28 June 12 10:08

Long live SOA in the cloud era

You might not hear much about SOA anymore, but its imperative to make 'everything a service' is more relevant than ever

Written by Andrew Oliver21 June 12 10:20

The time for NoSQL standards is now

Like Larry Ellison's yacht, the RDBMS is sailing into the sunset. But if NoSQL is to take its place, a standard query language and APIs must emerge soon

Written by Andrew Oliver07 June 12 10:14