Ed Burnette


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 suffers another outage

Google suffers another outage

Archived discussions on all Google Groups were unavailable for a short time this afternoon. Any attempt to view messages was greeted with this error:All groups were affected, for example the Android Developers group, the H2 Database group, and even Usenet groups like misc.

March 3, 2009 by

XAware goes open source

XAware goes open source

XAware has been around as a commercial product for a few years. According to a company spokesman, they made the decision to go open source because potential customers want to test-drive products before they put them into production. Open source will allow developers to easily download and use XAware. Some will be happy to use the free version, and some will see the value in paying for support/services.

November 6, 2007 by