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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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Look at these issues and vote for your favorites

Posted by edburns on September 12, 2008 at 5:50 PM PDT

Our current schedule for JSF 2.0 has us handing off the spec
artifacts to the JCP on 15 December 2008. That’s 62 business days
from today.

Add resetValue() to EditableValueHolder?

Posted by edburns on September 9, 2008 at 8:51 AM PDT

One of the worst things about Java is the lack of a language level
solution to the href="">fragile
base class problem. In the absence of a solution, the JSF EG has
resorted to creating subclasses of interfaces, appending a digit to the
interface name, and adding the methods there.

JSF 2.0 EG Issue tracker traversal meeting

Posted by edburns on August 20, 2008 at 9:15 PM PDT

We had an expert group meeting for JSR-314-EG today.

Facelets JSF 2.0 branch checked in to Mojarra repository

Posted by edburns on August 16, 2008 at 8:32 AM PDT

I'm happy to report that Ryan Lubke has committed the code that was previously being maintaned on the JSF_2_0_0_from_HEAD_20080606_BRANCH in the facelets cvs repository into the trunk of the Mojarra svn repository. This will allow us to continue to the work of integrating the feature set of Facelets into JSF 2.0.

And the winner is...

Posted by edburns on August 15, 2008 at 8:25 AM PDT

I received three submissions to the contest. This is about what I
expected given the amount of publicity I gave it (zero, aside from just
posting the blog) and the difficulty of the task (not too hard, but
non-trivial for most). I'm very happy with the submissions.

The winning submission was picked by the following criteria:

Got a gripe with Servlet? Let's hear it!

Posted by edburns on August 6, 2008 at 7:59 AM PDT

Taking a cue from the href="">success
of the community that has grown up around the href="">JSF IRC
channel, my colleague and friend href="">Rajiv Mordani has created
an IRC channel for the entire Glassfish WebTier, on fre

Want to help with JSF 2.0? Want to win a free copy of my new book? Write some XSLT for me!

Posted by edburns on August 5, 2008 at 2:40 PM PDT

We've been working on JSF 2.0 for over a year now and we're very
close to having solid specifications and implementations for our top two
issues: href="">Ajax
and href="">EZComp.
Of course, the implementation of both of these issues

JSF 2.0 so far, in depth

Posted by edburns on June 26, 2008 at 1:58 PM PDT

We all know that Ryan Lubke is a top notch engineer, but did you also
know he's a solid technical writer? Ryan has been posting plenty of
really useful content on his
about JSF 2.0, including the series on new features in JSF 2.0.
This entry summarizes the series thus far and gives links to each

Most detailed JSF 2.0 reader: Manfred Riem

Posted by edburns on June 20, 2008 at 10:01 AM PDT

At JavaOne 2006, Dennis
shared with me an intimate fact that I'll now share with you:
his Christmas 2005 wishlist included "a bound printout of the JSF 1.2
spec". He got his wish and went on to become a star committer to the
MyFaces project. Dennis certainly gets the "most touching reading of
the JSF spec" award.

JavaOne 2008 Picks

Posted by edburns on April 25, 2008 at 8:53 AM PDT

Here is my table of chosen talks for href="">JavaOne San Francisco 2008.
I exported it from the ScheduleBuilder tool, sorry for the verbosity.