Are modern day software evangelists grass roots rebels or just re-invented marketers? The truth is somewhere in between.
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.
A few software patents may be struck down but many more are ready to attack our creativity and slow our innovation.
One side-effect of IDE competition is that each team tries to outdo each other at every revision. Usually this is good, but sometimes... I'm not so sure. Consider this example.
Despite a few unique innovations the IE7 public beta falls flat as a Firefox replacement. Here are some of the most annoying problems I've run into...
The latest Eclipse Milestone is not the same yadda-yadda. This one supports JSE6, improved code assist, and a number of other interesting improvements. Plus it runs on the new Intel Mac boxes.
To give the API time to settle, the developers of the JFace Data Binding framework decided to downgrade it to "provisional" in Eclipse 3.2. Could this thaw allow a consolidation of binding frameworks in the Java space?
Offshoring can be controversial, if not scary, but how can we make it work for us?
Do more with less. What's not to like?
Sleepycat's acquisition this week is a poigniant reminder of how licenses that call themselves 'open' or 'free' often come with strings attached, and why Foundations like Eclipse and Apache are so important.
Ajax is a year old. Does anybody really understand it?