I specialize in creating well-researched, in-depth content about advanced technologies including (but not limited to) machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, analytics, GIS/maps, APIs, and microservices.
I've been a regular contributor to ProgrammableWeb, the world's leading source of news and information about APIs, since February 2012. A complete list of articles can be found on my ProgrammableWeb profile page.
I've created hundreds of pieces of content about advanced technologies and related topics. A selection of my best and most popular work is below:
This article takes a detailed look at the web search tools/APIs provided by Google and Microsoft. Article includes side-by-side feature comparison charts for Google and Microsoft Bing web search and image search APIs. This is part two of a two-part article; part one covers the state of web search APIs.
This is an article about the state of web search APIs. The article highlights web search APIs that have been shut down in recent months, some of the companies competing in the search engine market, how search is changing, and how there's not a lot of options for developers when it comes to web search APIs. This is part one of a two-part article; part two takes a detailed look at Google and Microsoft Bing web search APIs.
Created an advertorial for Sentient Technologies that was published in the March 2016 NRF STORES Custom Content eBlast. The advertorial highlights the challenges that consumers face when presented with online catalogs filled with thousands of products to choose from. Many consumers are having trouble navigating the "endless aisle" and are looking to retailers to provide tools like Sentient Aware that can help them quickly find the products they are looking for.
There have been a number of high-profile API outages in recent months that caused some well-known websites and applications to go down. This article highlights several steps that developers can take to help safeguard websites and applications from third-party API outages.
Article about how Netflix successfully moved from a monolithic to cloud-based microservices architecture and helped pave the way for other companies to do the same.
Article covering some of the differences between the ORTC API and the WebRTC 1.0 API. This article also covers what ORTC API support in Microsoft Edge and other browsers may mean for application developers.
Article highlighting the top 10 machine learning APIs on ProgrammableWeb; API capabilities include image tagging, object recognition, speech recognition, predictive modeling, and much more.
News article covering the launch of Knowm, a new advanced computing platform that allows developers to build intelligent applications powered by Thermodynamic-RAM (kT-RAM) and AHaH technology.
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.
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.
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.
Article highlighting how the healthcare industry is slowly modernizing despite the prevalence of legacy EHR systems and the reluctance of some vendors to innovate their software products. The article features QueueDr, a great example of a modern application designed to solve a specific healthcare industry problem.
Mapping is one of the most popular categories on ProgrammableWeb. This article highlights different types of GIS, mapping, and location-based solutions.
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.
Article that features some of the most widely used mapping APIs and geodata sources; Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest, OpenLayers, etc.
Article that highlights how growing consumer interest in personal wellness and self-improvement is driving the widespread adoption of wearable electronics and the concept of the Quantified Self.
Article that takes a detailed look at three of the most popular weather platforms and APIs: Forecast.io, Weather Underground and World Weather Online.
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.
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 also created an infographic based on this e-book.
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.
Cognitive computing is a relatively new area of computer science that has been growing fairly rapidly in recent years. This article takes a look at several companies using cognitive computing such as IBM, Bottlenose, Infantium, and Numenta.
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.
The use of graph databases and the popularity of graph analysis have been rapidly growing in recent years. This article takes a look at graph databases, graph analysis, and highlights several companies using graph technology.
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.
Article that covers how cars are essentially becoming the next mobile platform and how APIs can be used to improve connected car security, speed up the development cycle of connected car platforms and apps, and more.
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.
This article highlights how machine learning and predictive analytics is being used by an increasing number of companies. The article also features ten companies that provide machine learning and/or predictive analytics platforms.