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

How to build the perfect Android tablet, part 1

Whether it's a tablet, netbook, or cell phone, a battery powered device is useless if the battery runs out. That's why the most important feature of the perfect Android tablet will be a long-lasting battery. Or two.

August 19, 2010 by Ed Burnette

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Why software patents are a joke, literally

A former Sun/Oracle employee admits that developers created patents in a contest to see who could get the goofiest patent through the system. Now Oracle is using patents from the same folks as the basis for its lawsuit against Google.

August 16, 2010 by Ed Burnette

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Oracle rebrands Java, breaks Eclipse

Earlier this month, Oracle released a new version of Java, 1.6.0_21 (6u21). Unfortunately as Eclipse users quickly discovered, it was incompatible with Eclipse and Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) programs.

July 27, 2010 by Ed Burnette

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