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David Cassel

David Cassel is a proud resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he's been covering technology news for more than two decades. Over the years his articles have appeared everywhere from CNN, MSNBC, and the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition to Salon, Wired News,, and even the original HotWired, as well as Gawker, Gizmodo, McSweeneys, and Wonkette. He's now broadening his career skills by becoming a part-time computer programmer, developing two Android apps, co-producing two word games for Amazon's Kindle, and dabbling in interactive fiction.

STORIES BY David Cassel
New Book Identifies 26 Lines of Code that Changed the World
How Golang Evolves without Breaking Programs
‘Hey GitHub!’ Tries a Voice Interface for Copilot
How Web Tech Got This Way and How It May Evolve in the Future
What a Broken Wheel Taught Google Site Reliability Engineers
Kathleen Booth, Creator of the First Assembly Language
Floppy Disks Survive — Thanks to One 73-Year-Old’s Business
‘Coders’ Author Clive Thompson on How Programming Is Changing
Facing Technology’s Limits at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta
One Man’s Dream to Build a Working SpaceX-Style Model Rocket
The Big Impact of Smalltalk: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective
How Agile Transformations Get Sabotaged
Burning Man Returns with a Quest for Sustainability, Meaning
Unix Pioneer Brian Kernighan Still Loves AWK After All These Years
Green Technologies for America’s New Climate Legislation
How Do You Exit Vim? A Newbie Question Turned Tech Meme
The Mysterious Disappearance and Possible Return of CuteFishOS
The Newest Remote Working Alternative: Working from Hotels
US Cities Try Luring Remote Tech Workers with Cash
The Hobbyists Who Build Their Own CPUs
‘If I Could Start Over’: A Real-World Coder on How to Learn
WebReduce: The Day Cyberspace Declared Independence
How John Backus’ Fortran Beat the Machine Code ‘Priesthood’
An Engineer’s Best Tips for Writing Documentation Devs Love
What a Former GitHub CTO Learned about Scaling
ML Engineer Teaches Graph Algorithms with Dungeons & Dragons
How Google’s Emma Haruka Iwao Helped Set a New Record for Pi
How Google Cloud Enabled a Record Calculation of Pi