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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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JavaServer Faces additional License: JDL

Posted by edburns on June 20, 2005 at 8:08 AM PDT

I'm pleased to report that we href="">finally
have annonced the terms of the Java Distribution License (JDL) as it
applies to the Sun JavaServer Faces Reference Implementation, and to
JavaServer Faces implementations at large.

Jump Start for using to host your EG

Posted by edburns on June 15, 2005 at 2:11 PM PDT

In case you need it, here's a jumpstart on using for your JSR.

1. get a id (duh)

2. Create a project called something like


in the JSR community. We try to keep all
the projects that correspond to JSRs in that project. For
NAME, I recommend jsf-metadata.

AJAXian Faces Progress Bar

Posted by edburns on May 19, 2005 at 6:30 PM PDT

I've written my first AJAXian JSF component. I took Greg Murray's very useful but
utterly non-componentized Progress Bar
example and generalized it into a faces component that allows you to simply put
this in your page:

JavaServer Faces 1.2 and JavaServer Pages 2.1 Public Review Specifications available

Posted by edburns on April 14, 2005 at 5:12 PM PDT

I'm pleased to announce the availability of the Public Review
revisions of the next release of the JavaServerTM Faces and
Pages specifications.

C++ Ease of use, never heard of it.

Posted by edburns on March 21, 2005 at 6:21 AM PST

I was doing some C++ hacking today, and I added the traditional:

All Hail TDD!

Posted by edburns on March 14, 2005 at 8:57 AM PST

Way back in October 2002, I had the enviable position of ramping up
the development effort for the Sun RI for JavaServer Faces. At that
time, Test Driven Development (TDD) was just starting to catch on, and I
used my position as team leader to mandate (HA!) that we would use TDD
on the project.

Questions for Sun's head of Software

Posted by edburns on March 10, 2005 at 7:15 AM PST

Next month I'll have the opportunity to ask questions in real-time to John Loiacano, Sun's head of Software.

Article Thoughts - Dick Grimes's .NET Farewell

Posted by edburns on March 8, 2005 at 7:13 PM PST

I know I'm late to the party on this article, so please excuse my

TSSJS - Gregor Hohpe - SOA Same Old Architecture?

Posted by edburns on March 5, 2005 at 11:45 AM PST

Gregor Hohpe SOA - Same Old Architecture

I often have angst about how my relatively narrow focus on web
presentation technologies, and faces in specific, is potentially career
limiting.  Therefore, I'm taking steps to look up and look around.
Mr. Hohpe's talk is such a step.  He has so much to say about SOA, and
appears to understand the software development practice on its own very

TSSJS - Keynote Panel

Posted by edburns on March 5, 2005 at 10:19 AM PST

Keynote panel

Q: Motorola guy: Why should I believe that J2EE will withstand the .NET

A.Cliff: IBM

A.Mark: people may not want vendor lock-in.  People aren't putting all
their IP into .NET.  

A.Rod: projects are succeeding

A.Cliff: Band together to fight MS.  JCP.  Open Source influencing JCP.

A.Gregor Hohpe: JCP: give us your idea, Sun owns it.