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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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##jsf irc channel usage

Posted by edburns on January 19, 2007 at 12:03 PM PST

Because JavaServer Faces technology is delivered by Sun as a part of
the Java EE SDK and also href="">Project Glassfish, the Sun JSF
team strongly feels that community is important. To that end, I've been
plugging the use of the ##jsf irc channel on as a
community resource.

Adding Dynamic Faces Support to a jMaki widget

Posted by edburns on December 7, 2006 at 9:09 AM PST

In this entry, I show how I added Dynamic Faces support to the Dojo
Inline Editor widget in jMaki.

Knoppix, Partimage, VMware, mmmm

Posted by edburns on December 4, 2006 at 5:56 AM PST


I had been doing the multi-boot thing on my Toshiba Satellite
5205-S703 since I bought it in late 2002. It came factory installed
with Windows XP Home Edition (monopoly anyone?) on an NTFS partition.
Thanks to Partition Magic 7.0, I soon ended up with the following
partition table:

(near) Zero (re-)Deployment Time for JSF

Posted by edburns on December 1, 2006 at 6:52 PM PST

One oft cited complaint about Java Web Applications is the slow
and laborious href="">deployment
step. This step seriously undermines the ability to get into a
and is generally a major buzz kill.

Motherhood, Apple Pie and Web apps

Posted by edburns on November 13, 2006 at 8:35 AM PST

In my recent spate of href="">speaking
engagements, I have been including a " href="">motherhood
and apple pie
" slide in my presentations about JSF and Ajax.

Reviving Pluglets

Posted by edburns on October 22, 2006 at 10:12 PM PDT

If you read (who doesn't?) you may know that
I have been working href="">very
intermittantly since March 2006 to revive the href="">Pluglet

I have made an impressively insignificant contribution to Wikipedia

Posted by edburns on October 16, 2006 at 1:13 PM PDT

Much has been said and written about Wikipedia. Many people
contribute many hours to this noble cause. I, on the other hand, have
contributed one tiny factoid to this vast web 2.0 body of

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Ed Burns Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Posted by edburns on September 8, 2006 at 8:32 AM PDT

I'm currently cooking up two presentations about Ajax and JSF. Once
they're fully baked, I'm taking them on the road!

Introducing Project Dynamic Faces

Posted by edburns on August 30, 2006 at 9:41 AM PDT

After a few months of steady improvements, we're ready to announce an
early access release of Project Dynamic Faces (DynaFaces). The project
homepage is < href="">>.
This page has live demos of DynaFaces in action.

The case for EL in Dolphin

Posted by edburns on August 15, 2006 at 10:01 AM PDT

The case for EL in Dolphin

If you're well connected to the JSF and Web Tier world, you'd know
that the Expression Language used in JSF and JSP in Java EE 5 is slated
to become a separate JSR. It is my hope, and the hope of several
others, that this JSR be moved into the core JDK in the Dolphin