Ed Burnette

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Ed Burnette has been hooked on computers ever since he laid eyes on a TRS-80 in the local Radio Shack. Since graduating from NC State University he has programmed everything from serial device drivers and debuggers to web servers. After a delightful break working on commercial video games, Ed reluctantly returned to business software. He currently develops enterprise software for Android phones and tablets.In his copious spare time, Ed writes and speaks about all kinds of technology and software. His most recent books include the Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide from O'Reilly and Hello, Android: Introducing Google's Mobile Development Platform from the Pragmatic Programmers.

Ed Burnette is a Manager of Mobile Development at SAS. However the postings on this site are his own and do not represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of his employer.

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Google's blast from the past

Google's blast from the past

Google has launched a new feature called "Custom Time" that lets you manipulate the headers on your email so it appears to have been sent in the past. The email will show up in the proper chronological order in your recipients inbox, and you can even have it marked as if they had already read it.

March 31, 2008 by

On forking and contributor agreements

On forking and contributor agreements

Paula Rooney has written an excellent article on a dispute in the Open Office developer community that could possibly lead to a fork of the free office suite. A fork occurs when someone puts out their own version of a piece of software that is separate from the "mainline" or "generally accepted as official" version.

October 13, 2007 by

$250K oops: Check behind those spam filters

$250K oops: Check behind those spam filters

A Georgia school district learned the hard way that the cure for spam may sometimes be worse than the disease. A Cobb County School District spam filter may have cost the district $250K when it blocked email about lower telephone services bid from a contractor.

June 7, 2006 by

When blogs attack

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

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