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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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UI Latency

Posted by driscoll on June 8, 2009 at 10:10 AM PDT

One of the talks I attended at JavaOne was Ben Galbraith speaking on UI design. While not a blockbuster talk, there was a lot of good information in there.

Perhaps the most surprising was the topic of UI latency.

Slides to my JSF 2 components and Ajax BOF

Posted by driscoll on June 4, 2009 at 12:15 PM PDT

Last night, Ryan Lubke and I gave a BOF on creating components with JSF 2.

If you've been reading my blogs, none of this will be especially new, but I did think that you might appreciate the slides, which I've now uploaded and are available in OpenOffice 3 and
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Another David Geary article on JSF 2

Posted by driscoll on June 2, 2009 at 9:58 PM PDT

David Geary has released the second of his three part series on JSF 2. You can find it here.

He covers templating and composite components, and as usual, does a very readable and thorough job - check it out.

JavaOne Party Planner

Posted by driscoll on May 29, 2009 at 10:48 PM PDT

I'm not sure how I got this job, but apparently I'm supposed to find all the JavaOne parties.

This year was harder, and it seems there will be very few opportunities to cage free drinks from eager PR people.

Have you seen JSF lately? (Part 3)

Posted by driscoll on May 29, 2009 at 3:32 PM PDT

Continuing our look at the improvements of the new JSF spec - see previous blogs here and here.

Have you seen JSF lately? (Part 2)

Posted by driscoll on May 28, 2009 at 12:30 PM PDT

Continuing our look at JSF (see previous blog here), one of the biggest complaints about JSF is the Lifecycle. And it's not hard to understand why - here you are, just about to write a Hello World application, and the folks who wrote the documentation hit you with something that looks like this:

Have you seen JSF lately? (Part 1)

Posted by driscoll on May 27, 2009 at 6:40 PM PDT

One of the most persistent annoyances in working on JSF is the pervasiveness of old information, usually from years ago, and often now inaccurate. Google ranks the JSF 1.1 tutorial over the JSF 1.2 tutorial... One Tweet I recently read referred to a Joe Ottinger blog from 2007 - over 2 years ago. Yet it was referenced as new information.

A final look at the Switchlist JSF 2 component

Posted by driscoll on May 26, 2009 at 6:19 PM PDT

It's been a long time, but I've revisited the Switchlist component I blogged about here here and here.

JSF 2 Beta 1 release

Posted by driscoll on May 26, 2009 at 4:07 PM PDT

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

You can find it on our downloads

IntelliJ Maia ships EAP, supports JSF2

Posted by driscoll on May 26, 2009 at 10:46 AM PDT

As I mentioned in my previous blog, the guys over at IntelliJ are working hard on getting Java EE 6 support in, including JSF 2.