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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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JavaLand 2015 Early Adopter's Area Preview

Posted by edburns on February 16, 2015 at 4:48 AM PST

JavaLand 2015 Early Adopter's Area

With only 25 business days to go until JavaLand 2015, now's a good time to share the plans for the Early Adopter's area and Hackergarten.

JavaLand 2015 Conference Picks

Posted by edburns on January 16, 2015 at 4:12 AM PST

JavaLand 2015 Conference Picks

With only 44 business days to go until JavaLand 2015, I’d like to share my conference picks. I’m including my sessions for completeness, and naturally I recommend you attend them, but I’ll also include an alternate that I’d attend if I wasn’t speaking at that time.

JavaLand 2015 Training Day Teaser

Posted by edburns on December 26, 2014 at 2:03 PM PST

JavaLand Training Day Teaser

With only 61 days to go until JavaLand 2015, it's high time for a preview of the Training Day session I am pleased to offer with my friend Oliver Szymanksi. Briefly, this session is a full day treatment of the parts of Java EE 7 that intersect with the world of HTML5 web development.

JavaOne 2014 Day Four Notes

Posted by edburns on October 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM PDT

With all of my formal JavaOne conference obligations satisfied, day four was dedicated to listening. Another day, another hotel. The community keynote had a little bit of everything and was in the San Francisco Marriott, bringing to four the total number of separate buildings I had to visit for JavaOne.

JavaOne 2014 Day Three Notes

Posted by edburns on October 17, 2014 at 5:08 AM PDT

Day three was definitely the high point of the conference for me. As anyone who has spoken at tech conferences knows, the point in time when all of one's sessions have been given is the turning point between tempered enjoyment and pure enjoyment of the conference. I was blessed with the scheduling this year; I was all done after Wednesday.

JavaOne 2014 Day Two Notes

Posted by edburns on October 9, 2014 at 1:16 PM PDT

The flow of my JavaOne 2014 experience had each day getting progressively less demanding. Day zero was an eight hour class. Day one was booth duty, a session , EG meeting, and a BOF.

JavaOne 2014 Day One Notes

Posted by edburns on October 7, 2014 at 10:22 AM PDT

Update 1: added content about Greg Wilkin's Async IO session.

JavaOne 2014 Day Zero Notes

Posted by edburns on September 28, 2014 at 5:39 PM PDT

I estimate that this is my 15th or 16th JavaOne. I started in 1998 or 1999 and missed 2003 due to the birth of my first son. Aside from that, I haven't missed one since. I consider myself very blessed to have taken a small part in such a long and fun ride.

Belated Happy Birthday to the First Part of Java to Go Open Source

Posted by edburns on August 1, 2014 at 2:01 PM PDT

I meant to mark this anniversary when it came up, but missed doing so. It's been ten years, so what's an additional five weeks going to mean. On 28 June 2004 I announced, with my first entry on this blog, the first part of Java to be released into open-source.

HTTP/2 and Java

Posted by edburns on July 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM PDT

As my colleague and co-spec lead Shing-Wai Chan announced last week, Oracle is getting ready to start JCP work on Servlet 4.0, including support for HTTP/2.