Ed Burnette

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.

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Proprietary and Open source DO mix

Purists would have you believe that open/free software and proprietary software should never mix, but pragmatists like Tom Fedro at FarStone know different. Other companies and organizations from Oracle to Eclipse agree.

April 24, 2006 by Ed Burnette

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Truths about code optimization

Optimizing Java code (or any code for that matter) shouldn't be an act of mutilation. It's all about algorithms and developer productivity. Good algorithms anre elegant and thoughtful, not hacked up kludges.

April 23, 2006 by Ed Burnette

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When blogs attack

As the line blurs between traditional and new media, bloggers and independent analysts are becoming increasingly influential. So what do you do when one of them posts something less than flattering about your project?

April 19, 2006 by Ed Burnette

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TiVo patent double-standard?

Are we talking out of both sides of our mouth when we praise TiVo but lambaste NTP, Eolas, and MercExchange? Or are some patents really ok?

April 17, 2006 by Ed Burnette

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