Allen Noren

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Petaluma, California

Allen Noren is VP of Online & Digital Initiatives at O'Reilly Media. He's been with O'Reilly since 1992 when one of his first jobs was to maintain the O'Reilly Gopher site. He was a founding member of the GNN team that built one of the first commercial web portals, and was part of the group that created Safari Books Online and SafariU. He started O'Reilly's ebook and online events programs. He manages O'Reilly's online efforts, from the machines and platforms to ecommerce and community.

Allen also occasionally edits trade books for O'Reilly, including Hackers & Painters, We the Media, Revolution in the Valley, and Devices of the Soul.

Allen is the author of Storm: A Motorcycle Journey of Love, Endurance, and Transformation.

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Announcing O'Reilly Answers

November 04 2009

We're launching the beta of O'Reilly Answers, and I'm inviting you to be part of it. In brief, O'Reilly Answers is a community site for sharing knowledge, asking questions, and providing answers that brings together our customers, authors, editors, conference speakers, and Foo (Friends of O'Reilly). O'Reilly is at the… read more

Beautiful Trade: Rethinking E-Commerce Security

June 01 2009

Following is an excerpt from Beautiful Security: Leading Security Experts Explain How They Think, by Andy Oram and John Viega (Adapted for the web). Information security has always been one of the largest barriers to e-commerce. Those of us... read more

An Interview with Brian Kernighan: Breeding Little Languages

April 10 2009

Following is an excerpt from Masterminds of Programming, by Federico Biancuzzi and Shane Warden. (Adapted for the web). The Unix philosophy of many small tools, powerful in their combination, is evident in the AWK programming language. Its inventors (Al Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan) describe it as a language… read more

An Interview with Anders Hejlsberg: The Future of Computer Science

April 02 2009

Following is an excerpt from Masterminds of Programming, by Federico Biancuzzi and Shane Warden. (adapted for the web). When Microsoft settled a lawsuit from Sun Microsystems over changes to the Java programming language, they turned to veteran language designer... read more

An Interview with Anders Hejlsberg: C# Language and Design

April 01 2009

Following is an excerpt from Masterminds of Programming, by Federico Biancuzzi and Shane Warden. (adapted for the web). When Microsoft settled a lawsuit from Sun Microsystems over changes to the Java programming language, they turned to veteran language designer Anders... read more

No Need for Weed. Or, Misadventures in Google Book Search

March 03 2009

We all know that Google is known for their ground breaking software, their keen ability to mine the collective intelligence of users and deep data sets to deliver just the right bit of information one needs at a point in... read more

Love and UNIX: An Undying Affection

February 13 2009

Youthful indiscretions, trysts, dalliances? Programmer and writer Thomas Scoville has had them with every OS from VMS, MVS, and CP/M. He even admits to a short-lived infatuation with Windows. But he's always returned to his one true love, UNIX. read more

Unix's Magical Moment, as Foretold by Tom Christiansen

February 13 2009

Today I received the following from Tom Christiansen, author of several of our bestselling Perl books, frequent speaker at OSCON, and Perl consultant extraordinaire. He asked that we publish this special news on his behalf. If you're at all interested... read more

Setting Up Your Android Development Environment

February 03 2009

Last week I excerpted a section from Jonathan Zdziarski's iPhone SDK Application Development, and today I want to give equal time to an excerpt from the Rough Cut (still in development) version of Android Application Development, by Rick Rogers and John Lombardo. read more

Installing the iPhone SDK

January 29 2009

Anyone interested in iPhone development will want to get their hands on Jonathan Zdziarski's iPhone SDK Application Development: Building Applications for the AppStore. I have a fresh copy here on my desk, and it's filled with tips and code from this noted expert. The following except is a good overview… read more

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