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Will Iverson

Will Iverson is the CTO for Dynacron Group ( Previous roles include architect and consulting practice management. He has previously worked with Apple, Sun, BEA, and Symantec and is the author of several books on Java software development, including Real World Web Services and Mac OS X for Java Geeks.


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Google App Engine & Java Hosting - Oh My!

Posted by wiverson on April 16, 2009 at 3:51 PM PDT

Over the last few years, I've been watching the various cloud computing initiatives with great interest - at the most basic level, I love the idea of being able to abstract the hardware purchase and spool up new virtual instances (or even just pay by the CPU cycle).

Announcing BeanView 1.0.1

Posted by wiverson on August 11, 2006 at 8:40 PM PDT

BeanView is library for automatically generating user interface forms directly from JavaBeans, with built-in support for validation and complex data models. For more information about BeanView, see

BeanView 1.0.1 has been posted.

Announcing BeanView 1.0

Posted by wiverson on June 7, 2006 at 9:21 AM PDT

I've been working on an open source framework for some time now, which I have now released as BeanView 1.0. It can be downloaded from:

Briefly, BeanView allows you to create forms from your POJO + JDK 1.5 Annotations models.

Comments on Ajax and Web Frameworks

Posted by wiverson on July 20, 2005 at 2:41 PM PDT

My previous article on web frameworks and the impact of Ajax got a lot of interesting comments.

Rethinking web development, or "Will I be spending the rest of my life writing JavaScript"?

Posted by wiverson on July 11, 2005 at 5:55 PM PDT

I remember when I first started doing Java development, and the first time I saw a servlet in action - I thought it was awfully cool that the HTTP protocols were so seamlessly wrapped up. Wow.

A lot of folks noticed that writing HTML by hand in servlets was pretty nasty, and so the idea of "flipping the code" was born.

Catching Up

Posted by wiverson on June 29, 2005 at 2:46 PM PDT


First, a couple of quick hits - EJB 3.0 support seems to clocking along - TopLink will support EJB 3.0 (sept/oct final?). Other vendors seem to be moving in the same direction. Based on the EJB 3.0 talks so far, it looks like some of the concerns from last year (e.g.

Day 0: NetBeans Day

Posted by wiverson on June 26, 2005 at 11:57 PM PDT

Today was day zero of the show - tutorials and NetBeans Day. In keeping with my ongoing interest in IDEs, I went to NetBeans Day.

There was a good deal of overview and introductions, but there was one big announcement - Sun is open-sourcing their collaboration tools.

Planning for A Decade

Posted by wiverson on June 25, 2005 at 2:10 PM PDT

Tomorrow marks the start of the tenth JavaOne.

Putting things back together: JSF, EJB 3, Looking Glass, and WA

Posted by wiverson on July 7, 2004 at 1:51 PM PDT

I'd like to preface this entry with a brief comment: do NOT schedule your out-of-state move the same week as JavaOne. More on that in a moment.

I managed to hit (and tremendously enjoy) the first few days of JavaOne this year. Here were the key walk-aways for me:

JavaOne Tuesday: More JSF, POJO Persistence, and Web Services

Posted by wiverson on June 29, 2004 at 9:54 PM PDT

More fun today with JSF, including some discussion of integration with the new POJO persistence systems, and some musings on web services.