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.

Latest Posts

Red Hat ends speculation, buys JBoss

Who says Open source is free? Certainly not Red Hat, which just announced they would pay up to $420 million for JBoss. Here's a transcript of the press conference this morning.

April 9, 2006 by Ed Burnette


Apple Boot Camp Rife with problems

RIFE creator Geert Bevin reports that Apples new Boot Camp software trashed his MacOS partition. He advises early adopters to back up their data before trying it.

April 6, 2006 by Ed Burnette


Quit nagging!

If you're going to charge for software, don't nag your potential users into submission. On my computer, that's grounds for an uninstall.

April 3, 2006 by Ed Burnette


$243 million and counting

Microsoft shrugs off the EU's threatened fine, for now. How much does it take to make a large multi-national corporation stand up and take notice?

March 30, 2006 by Ed Burnette


Google does it again

Once again demonstrating their Ajax prowess, Google engineers bring standard canvas support to IE.

March 30, 2006 by Ed Burnette