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Ed Burns

Ed Burns is a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff at Oracle America, Inc. and has worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat and, most recently JavaServer Faces. Ed is currently the spec lead for JavaServer Faces, a topic on which Ed recently co-authored a book for McGraw Hill. Ed is an experienced international conference speaker, with consistently high attendence numbers and ratings at JavaOne, JAOO, JAX, W-JAX, No Fluff Just Stuff, JA-SIG, The Ajax Experience, and Java and Linux User Groups.


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My Fellow Americans: Check that you can still vote

Posted by edburns on October 10, 2008 at 8:35 AM PDT

If you’re reading my blog, it’s likely you are a computer
professional, so you know how error-prone large scale software systems
can be. (You also know they are less-error prone if they are built with
JSF. :^)) There have been many stories in reputable news
sources regarding apparently error-prone purges of voter registration
roles in the U.S..

I discovered that Vanguard is using JSF via Backbase

Posted by edburns on September 28, 2008 at 6:26 AM PDT

I discovered that Vanguard is using JSF via Backbase

When signing up for paperless statements on my 401(k), I stumbled
upon another JSF user: The Vanguard Group.

JSFOne idea: infer to-view-id

Posted by edburns on September 23, 2008 at 2:39 PM PDT

At JSFOne, someone suggested modifying the navigation rule system such
that if the to-view-id is absent from a navigation-case, the to-view-id
value be inferred from the outcome.

This would mean the following is valid:

JSF 2.0 Early Draft Review 2 Is Out

Posted by edburns on September 17, 2008 at 2:35 PM PDT

The JSF Expert Group has just released another draft of the JSF 2.0
specification, href="">Early
Draft Review 2. There are many new features in this draft,
including early implementations of composite components and Ajax.
Please read the preface of the spec prose document to see the list

Apple Using JSF for online rebate system

Posted by edburns on September 16, 2008 at 2:22 PM PDT

I received a tip from href="">Matthias Weflendorf
that Apple is using JSF for its online rebate site, which you can see at
< href="">>.
A quick View Source shows the presence of our javax.faces.ViewState

Look at these issues and vote for your favorites

Posted by edburns on September 12, 2008 at 5:50 PM PDT

Our current schedule for JSF 2.0 has us handing off the spec
artifacts to the JCP on 15 December 2008. That’s 62 business days
from today.

Add resetValue() to EditableValueHolder?

Posted by edburns on September 9, 2008 at 8:51 AM PDT

One of the worst things about Java is the lack of a language level
solution to the href="">fragile
base class problem. In the absence of a solution, the JSF EG has
resorted to creating subclasses of interfaces, appending a digit to the
interface name, and adding the methods there.

JSF 2.0 EG Issue tracker traversal meeting

Posted by edburns on August 20, 2008 at 9:15 PM PDT

We had an expert group meeting for JSR-314-EG today.

Facelets JSF 2.0 branch checked in to Mojarra repository

Posted by edburns on August 16, 2008 at 8:32 AM PDT

I'm happy to report that Ryan Lubke has committed the code that was previously being maintaned on the JSF_2_0_0_from_HEAD_20080606_BRANCH in the facelets cvs repository into the trunk of the Mojarra svn repository. This will allow us to continue to the work of integrating the feature set of Facelets into JSF 2.0.

And the winner is...

Posted by edburns on August 15, 2008 at 8:25 AM PDT

I received three submissions to the contest. This is about what I
expected given the amount of publicity I gave it (zero, aside from just
posting the blog) and the difficulty of the task (not too hard, but
non-trivial for most). I'm very happy with the submissions.

The winning submission was picked by the following criteria: