Innovation & Disruption
Discover the tools, trends, and context necessary for making better decisions about technology.
A 5G future
In this edition of the Radar column, we explore the limitations and possibilities of high-speed 5G connectivity.
Why you should care about robotic process automation
A look into what robotic process automation (RPA) is, why it matters, and why it’s garnered so much recent interest.
Unraveling the mystery of code
Andrew Smith talks about why he learned to code, and the unexpected pleasures he encountered along the way.
Improving the military's user experience
Noah Firth on giving service members and their families a more friendly user experience, and how his team recruits and measures success.
Bitcoin and the disruption of monetary oppression
Jimmy Song on why Bitcoin is a profound invention and the impact it's having on society and human rights.
Quantum supremacy shows we're on the right track
In this edition of the Radar column, we explore Google’s quantum supremacy milestone.
Defusing propaganda feedback loops
The struggle is not about free speech; it's about the right to pay attention and to think.
How social forces could drive blockchain demand
In this moment of increasing discontent, we’re entering the dawn of the blockchain era.
The business case for blockchain
Blockchains are poised to catalyze new business models by cutting the costs of verifying truth.
OSCON keynote highlights
Experts explore the role open source software plays in fields as varied as machine learning, blockchain, disaster response, and more.
O’Reilly Open Source and Frank Willison Awards
The O’Reilly Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software.
Pete Skomoroch covers what you need to know as we shift from a world of deterministic programs to systems that give unpredictable results on ever-changing training data.
O’Reilly Radar: Open source technology trends—What our users tell us
Using aggregate analysis of O’Reilly online learning content usage and search data, Roger Magoulas shares key insights that impact the technology tools ecosystem.
Ask not what Brands™ can do for you
VM Brasseur discusses the help new companies need to become authentic members of the free and open source software community.
Open source force multipliers
Adrian Cockcroft says the most successful open-source-based businesses have turned their partners and developer communities into force multipliers for their own marketing and engineering teams.
The war for the soul of open source
Drawing on 13 years spent building the Chef community, Adam Jacob takes a deep dive into the soul of open source.
The next age of open innovation
Alison McCauley looks at how blockchain technology offers new tools that can help extend the ethos of open innovation into new areas.
Why Amazon cares about open source
Arun Gupta discusses the reasons why AWS is committed to open projects and communities.