My name is Esther Schindler, contributor to CIO.com. I cover software development, open source, operating systems, software-related infrastructure, and any other topics that strike a cord. I also write for the Developer Wisdom blog and my own blog, You’re the Boss.
I’ve been writing about software development tools and trends since the mid-90s, and about the effect of technology on our lives for even longer. I’ve optimized compilers, written end-user applications, designed QA processes, taught corporate training classes about operating system internals, and owned a computer retail and consulting business on an island off the coast of Maine. Today, I live in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.