The average US programmer's salary increased 8.7% in 2006, but bonuses for executives were up 58.8% in the same period. Where do I sign up?
Who said computers have to be all work and no play? Software developer and author Ed Burnette shares his unique view of industry trends, technologies, and personalities.
Ed Burnette is a software industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience as a programmer, author, and speaker. He has written numerous technical articles and books, most recently "Hello, Android: Introducing Google's Mobile Development Platform" from the Pragmatic Programmers.
On Friday, Google released version 1.1.10 of GWT, fixing a slew of bugs in their free Java/Ajax framework. In addition, the Pragmatic Programmers have published the first book on GWT.
Lately I've been getting errors or slow performance accessing my Gmail account. A little digging shows that I'm not alone.
In what has to be one of the most cleverly named projects of all time, EoS (named after Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn) promises to bring Eclipse to Sun's Swing platform. A proof of concept download is available now.
When Microsoft's open source lab offered to help the Mozilla foundation with getting Firefox to run well on Vista, reactions ranged from skeptical and suspicious to surprised and excited. But in fact, the two teams have already been quietly working together.
Rumors have been swirling lately about what license Sun will choose for open source Java. One thing's clear to me - it won't be GPLv3.
By now you've probably heard of Joanna Rutkowska's "Blue Pill" concept attack using hardware virtualization features of AMD and Intel processors. This technique was demonstrated in front of a live audience at the recent Black Hat conference but some refuse to believe it. Their rhetoric is only encouraging the crackers.
Do you ever wish you didn't have to port your application and test it on several different operating systems? Are you intrigued with the simplicity of "hardware appliances" like NetApp filers and the Google Search Appliance but don't want to get in the business of selling hardware? rPath and Ingres have some ideas on this you should hear.
It's been 6 weeks since the Eclipse SDK 3.2 release which means it's time for the first 3.3 milestone. One of the coolest new features is a way to browse live object references in Java programs. The Mac and Linux platforms also received some important updates.
The first discussion draft of LGPLv3 was recently released to little fanfare. It should finally put to rest the uncertainties of using LGPL for Java libraries. But as always, you should make sure you agree with all the provisions and agendas of a license (and its steward) before applying it to your own code.