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James Turner

James Turner
Contributing Editor, O'Reilly Media

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James Turner, contributing editor for oreilly.com, is a freelance journalist who has written for publications as diverse as the Christian Science Monitor, Processor, Linuxworld Magazine, Developer.com and WIRED Magazine. In addition to his shorter writing, he has also written two books on Java Web Development (MySQL & JSP Web Applications" and “Struts: Kick Start”) as well as the O’Reilly title “Developing Enterprise iOS Applications”. He is the former Senior Editor of LinuxWorld Magazine and Senior Contributing Editor for Linux Today. He has also spent more than 30 years as a software engineer and system administrator, and currently works as a Senior Software Engineer for a company in the Boston area. His past employers have included the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Xerox AI Systems, Solbourne Computer, Interleaf, the Christian Science Monitor and contracting positions at BBN and Fidelity Investments. He is a committer on the Apache Jakarta Struts project and served as the Struts 1.1B3 release manager. He lives in a 200 year old Colonial farmhouse in Derry, NH along with his wife and son. He is an open water diver and instrument-rated private pilot, as well as an avid science fiction fan.

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Until iOS and Android came along, the opportunities for open source to flourish in the mobile space were limited, because platforms were totally proprietary. Now you can find countless FL/OSS projects that help mobile developers get their job done. So what's on the horizon, and what are the best open source tools today to deliver the next great app? Read more.