Publications

Data Journalism & Technical Writing

I'm currently a regular contributor to ProgrammableWeb, the world's leading source of news and information about APIs. I cover API related breaking news, in-depth analysis, features articles, and product reviews.

To see a list of articles I've written and to view my most recent publications, please view my ProgrammableWeb Profile.

I've also written a few e-books for AlchemyAPI, an IBM company that aims to democratize breakthroughs in deep learning-based artificial intelligence. The e-books focus on unstructured data and deep learning.

I write in-depth articles about machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, graph technology, GIS and spatial analysis, mapping, data visualization, and many other technologies.

 

 

Review - REST United Automatically Generates SDKs for REST APIs

Review: REST United Automatically Generates SDKs for REST APIs

This article is an in-depth review of REST United, highlighting key features of the platform. This article also takes a brief look at developer experience (DX) when it comes to REST United automatically generated SDKs.

ProgrammableWeb - 6/23/15 - View Online - Download PDFDownload PDF

 

The Rapid Rise of Deep Learning Computer Vision Technology

The Rapid Rise of Deep Learning Computer Vision Technology

Article that covers the increasing use of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to improve computer vision methods. The article features companies providing image recognition platforms that include automatic photo tagging and classification.

ProgrammableWeb - 6/19/15 - View Online - Download PDFDownload PDF

 

Gaining Actionable Insights From Unstructured Data

Gaining Actionable Insights From Unstructured Data

Free e-book that covers the types of solutions organizations should consider when it comes to solving the many problems associated with unstructured data. Methods covered include data analytics, natural language processing, computer vision, and location intelligence.

AlchemyAPI - 5/21/15 - View Online - Download PDF Download PDF

 

How to Use APIs to Build GIS, Mapping and Location Applications

How to Use APIs to Build GIS, Mapping and Location Applications

Mapping is one of the most popular categories on ProgrammableWeb. This article highlights different types of GIS, mapping, and location-based solutions.

ProgrammableWeb - 4/13/15 - View Online - Download PDF 1, PDF 2 Download PDF

 

Why Organizations Should Not Ignore Unstructured Data

Why Organizations Should Not Ignore Unstructured Data

Free e-book that covers why it's so important for organizations to have a data analysis strategy and provides insight into the information crisis that many companies are facing today.

AlchemyAPI - 4/10/15 - View Online - Download PDF Download PDF

 

Top 10 Mapping APIs

Top 10 Mapping APIs

Article that features some of the most widely used mapping APIs and geodata sources; Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest, OpenLayers, etc.

ProgrammableWeb - 2/23/15 - View Online - Download PDF 1, PDF 2 Download PDF

 

Top Weather APIs: an In-depth Comparison

Top Weather APIs: an In-depth Comparison

Article that takes a detailed look at three of the most popular weather platforms and APIs: Forecast.io, Weather Underground and World Weather Online.

ProgrammableWeb - 1/12/15 - View Online - Download PDF Download PDF

 

Why Exposed API Keys and Sensitive Data are Growing Cause for Concern

Why Exposed API Keys and Sensitive Data are Growing Cause for Concern

Article that highlights how API Keys, cloud credentials, and other sensitive data is regularly exposed on public code sharing sites like GitHub, cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services, and sometimes even in mobile applications.

ProgrammableWeb - 1/5/15 - View Online - Download PDF Download PDF

 

Deep Learning: 6 Real World Use Cases

Deep Learning: 6 Real World Use Cases

Free e-book that features six practical deep learning use cases including voice-activated assistants, recommendation engines, image recognition, image tagging, pattern recognition, and advertising.

AlchemyAPI - 12/12/14 - View Online - Download PDF Download PDF

 

Minecraft Server Software and Modding Plug-Ins Facing Uncertain Future

Minecraft Server Software and Modding Plug-Ins Facing Uncertain Future

Article covering the legal issues related to Minecraft software development, including updates to the EULA, software licenses and copyright infringement claims (DMCA), and Microsoft's recent acquisition of Mojang for $2.5 billion.

ProgrammableWeb - 9/24/14 - View Online - Download PDF Download PDF

 

The Rapid Rise of Computer Vision Technology

The Rapid Rise of Computer Vision Technology

A look at several companies using computer vision technology, most of which specialize in image-recognition platforms and applications. A few of these companies also provide platforms that feature natural language processing (NLP) capabilities.

ProgrammableWeb - 8/27/14 - View Online - Download PDF Download PDF

 

Overly Restrictive API Policies Kill Innovation

Overly Restrictive API Policies Kill Innovation

Article that highlights the growing trend of companies initially providing public APIs and an open platform, only to enact API restrictions or even close access to the platform later on. Article inludes an interactive timeline (on CodePen) that highlights Twitter API changes and the responses to those changes from developers and leaders in the API industry.

ProgrammableWeb - 7/16/14 - View Online - Download PDF Download PDF

 

Developer Experience (DX) is Key to a Successful API

Developer Experience (DX) is Key to a Successful API

Article emphasizing the importance of developer experience (DX) when it comes to the success of an API. Whether an API is designed to be integrated with complex enterprise systems or simple third-party apps, it is the developer experience (DX) that determines whether the API will be widely adopted or shunned by the developer community.

ProgrammableWeb - 6/5/14 - View Online - Download PDF Download PDF