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

Is your IDE *too* helpful?

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.

February 21, 2006 by Ed Burnette


New Eclipse supports JSE 6.0 and Intel Mac

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.

February 17, 2006 by Ed Burnette


New Java data binding API not ready for prime time

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?

February 17, 2006 by Ed Burnette


Sleepycat: Open source plays with strings

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.

February 14, 2006 by Ed Burnette