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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Why software patents are a joke, literally

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

Sun launches JavaFX 1.0

Sun launches JavaFX 1.0

On Thursday Sun released the production version of JavaFX, a new platform for building rich internet applications. Version 1.

December 3, 2008 by

Top 25 responses to Sun's JAVA move

Top 25 responses to Sun's JAVA move

Stockholders and employees are among the most vocal critics of Jonathan Schwartz's move yesterday to change Sun's stock ticker to JAVA. Here's my pick of the most thoughtful, scathing, informative, or just funniest comments posted so far.

August 23, 2007 by

Sun changes stock ticker to JAVA

Sun changes stock ticker to JAVA

Sun Microsystems announced that it will change its Nasdaq stock ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA. The purpose of the change is to leverage the widespread brand awareness of Java to promote other things that Sun does. "This isn't about changing the company name or focus," says CEO Jonathan Schwartz. "But we are no longer simply a workstation company, nor a company whose products can be limited by one category - and Java does a better job of capturing exactly that sentiment than any other four letter symbol."

August 23, 2007 by

NetBeans 6 will likely use GPLv2

NetBeans 6 will likely use GPLv2

Bruno Souza, NetBeans community manager, has announced that Sun is considering releasing NetBeans 6.0 under GPLv2 with the Classpath exception, in addition to the current CDDL license.

August 20, 2007 by

Sun CTO promises Flash-like experience from JavaFX and new runtime

Sun CTO promises Flash-like experience from JavaFX and new runtime

On Tuesday Sun Microsystems unveiled a new consumer-oriented product line called JavaFX, which among other things has a new language for interactive user interfaces. Sound a little like Flash? That's the idea, says Sun CTO Bob Brewin, and a new streamlined runtime system will help make it a reality.

May 9, 2007 by

JavaFX takes center stage at JavaOne (updated)

JavaFX takes center stage at JavaOne (updated)

Sun is set to shake up the world of software development with the unveiling of JavaFX, a new product family that will cover a complete spectrum of development from the desktop to the Web to mobile devices. Formerly referred to by the codename "F3", JavaFX Script and the JavaFX platform will rejuvinate the Java development community and place it squarely in the path of Adobe Flex and Microsoft Silverlight. NetBeans and Eclipse plug-ins are now available for developers.

May 7, 2007 by

Your turn: Ask Bob Brewin

Your turn: Ask Bob Brewin

ZDNet will be interviewing Sun CTO of Software Bob Brewin tomorrow about all the announcements coming out of JavaOne this week. The readers of this blog are invited to submit their questions for Mr. Brewin here (just add a comment).

May 7, 2007 by

Sun mulls Apache's "Dear Jonathan" letter

Sun mulls Apache's "Dear Jonathan" letter

Apache and Sun are sparing once again over the terms of the Java Compatibility Kit, a test suite that will be necessary if Apache ever wants to call their Harmony project "Java". ZDNet has confirmed that Sun executives are reviewing the letter in detail but aren't ready yet to provide a definitive response.

April 10, 2007 by

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