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Jim Driscoll

Jim Driscoll has been at Sun for over 13 years, ever since he joined JavaSoft to work on the Java Web Server and the first version of Servlets. At various times, he has been the manager of the J2EE RI, the Java Web Services Developer Pack, and a host of Open Source, web and XML projects that Sun has either participated in or led. His current job title is Senior Engineer, on the JavaServer Faces team, and he has been specializing in Ajax. He lives and works in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay area.


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Keeping focus

Posted by driscoll on August 11, 2009 at 10:56 AM PDT

A recent user question, which has been repeated enough times to warrant a blog posting.

Making a YUI Calendar Component in JSF2

Posted by driscoll on August 9, 2009 at 4:17 PM PDT

In my last blog entry, I went over getting a YUI widget working on JSF2. This time, let's go over what's required to move that widget into a JSF component.

Using the YUI Calendar widget with JSF 2

Posted by driscoll on August 2, 2009 at 11:42 PM PDT

If you're not developing JSF with third party component libraries, you're really missing out on the best part of JSF. But there's lots of Ajax widgets out there, which contain all kinds of useful functionality.

Comet based TicTacToe in Atmosphere

Posted by driscoll on August 1, 2009 at 3:18 PM PDT

About a year ago, I gave a talk at JavaOne (and blogged about) writing a Comet powered TicTacToe (naughts and crosses to you Anglophones) game using the Grizzly Comet APIs

New David Geary Article on JSF 2

Posted by driscoll on July 29, 2009 at 1:03 PM PDT

Since I mentioned the other two parts of his article, it's worth pointing out the third. Go check it out, lots of great information on JSF2.

Including scripts in JSF 2 Ajax requests

Posted by driscoll on July 18, 2009 at 3:39 PM PDT

I'd wanted to blog some time ago about including scripts in your JSF ajax requests, but Hazem Saleh beat me to it.

JSF 2 Beta 2 released

Posted by driscoll on July 16, 2009 at 12:21 PM PDT

The Mojarra team are proud to announce the release of our Beta 2 version of Mojarra 2.0, implementing the PFD version of the JavaServer Faces 2.0 spec.

You can find it on our down

A tale of two components (JSF2)

Posted by driscoll on July 3, 2009 at 12:44 PM PDT

Today, I'd like to take a look at two different ways to create a poll component. Poll components are a way to periodically update a page with new information. We'll take a look at examples of these in a second, but first, a caveat: I've assumed throughout my blogs on Ajax components in JSF that you have at least a passing familiarity with JavaScript.

Automatic compression of jsf.js

Posted by driscoll on July 3, 2009 at 10:45 AM PDT

Just a quick note that we've now added automatic compression of the jsf.js file served by JSF 2.

Learning JSF 2

Posted by driscoll on June 17, 2009 at 6:07 PM PDT

Not too long ago, I heard someone complain that the JSF tutorial wasn't ready yet. Now, that's not surprising - the tutorial writing process (for that matter, the book writing process) doesn't actually start until the spec is more or less final, and the implementation is at least Beta (meaning feature complete).

But that raises the question: Suppose you're eager to get started.