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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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Mojarra's JSF 2.0 EDR1 ships

Posted by driscoll on June 26, 2008 at 2:05 PM PDT

The Mojarra Project is proud to announce the release of the JSF 2.0 EDR1 implementation.

"EDR" stands for Early Draft Review, so this is a very early snapshot of what we're doing with the new version of JSF.

Writing a (bit complex) Glassfish Update Module

Posted by driscoll on June 24, 2008 at 12:55 PM PDT

There have already been a few blogs on creating Glassfish addon modules and update center modules. In particular, the one by Manveen and Alexis are pretty good, and clear.

Comet TicTacToe

Posted by driscoll on May 7, 2008 at 6:45 PM PDT

Here's the Comet TicTacToe that I went over in my BOF on Comet on Wednesday night.

Solving the Comet timeout problem

Posted by driscoll on May 5, 2008 at 2:07 PM PDT

In my previous blog, I mentioned that I didn't like the hack of reloading the iframe via the post action - it's hacky, and it's not hard to imagine it messing things up in a more complex program.

Turns out the answer is both easy and blindingly obvious once you think of it: the iframe onload event.

Dead Simple Comet Example on Glassfish v3 / Grizzly

Posted by driscoll on May 1, 2008 at 3:02 PM PDT

I was looking at a recent blog by Shing Wai Chan and going through the Comet example, when I noticed that the example wasn't working correctly.

JSF Datatable Howto

Posted by driscoll on March 12, 2008 at 10:59 AM PDT

I'm currently learning JSF, and wanted to give a little Google link love to a really great guide to learning JSF's use with databases, especially the datatable component.

The JSF Database Howto written by BalusC is a great getting started guide to using datatables with JSF, and if this is something you're looking for, check it

Patching Java to work on Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Posted by driscoll on February 25, 2008 at 10:04 AM PST

Java's been broken on Hardy Heron for a while, but I just upgraded to Alpha 5 and found out for myself :-(

The symptoms of the bug are a crash with an error message that contains:
xcb_xlib_unlock: Assertion `c->xlib.lock' failed.

At Dave Shucks blog, I found a patch that works:

JavaOne meetings starting up

Posted by driscoll on September 1, 2006 at 10:26 AM PDT

It's that time again... JavaOne time. What? Barely over the parties from last year? That's ok - it's in May. But meetings are starting to determine the content for May, and I thought I'd write a quick blog to ask - what do *you* want to see at JavaOne in May?

JavaOne Tech Sessions are Up

Posted by driscoll on July 10, 2006 at 9:31 AM PDT

Like all of Sun US, I was off last week, so I apologize if this was already mentioned (and I missed it), but the JavaOne Tech Sessions for 2006 are now online.


JavaOne: What worked and what didn't

Posted by driscoll on May 19, 2006 at 11:19 AM PDT

So, as I've mentioned too often, I'm on the Program Committee for JavaOne.

One thing we'll do is have a Lessons Learned meeting, and I want to be ready - so I thought I'd throw out my ideas for what worked and what did