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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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Introducing Project Dynamic Faces

Posted by edburns on August 30, 2006 at 9:41 AM PDT

After a few months of steady improvements, we're ready to announce an
early access release of Project Dynamic Faces (DynaFaces). The project
homepage is < href="">>.
This page has live demos of DynaFaces in action.

The case for EL in Dolphin

Posted by edburns on August 15, 2006 at 10:01 AM PDT

The case for EL in Dolphin

If you're well connected to the JSF and Web Tier world, you'd know
that the Expression Language used in JSF and JSP in Java EE 5 is slated
to become a separate JSR. It is my hope, and the hope of several
others, that this JSR be moved into the core JDK in the Dolphin

I'm Lucy van Pelt this week.

Posted by edburns on August 15, 2006 at 9:11 AM PDT

This week, my colleague href="">Roger
Kitain and I are sitting in the href="">virtual advice
booth, however, instead of doling out href="">psychiatric
help we're answering JSF questions.

JSF on Maven: refresh

Posted by edburns on July 18, 2006 at 12:33 PM PDT

With the help of href="">Kohsuke Kawaguchi's
most excellent href="">maven repository
importer ant task, and several iterations of trial and error, we now
have the JSF 1.2 and 1.1 api and impl jars available under the same license as
Glassfish on href="

JSR 252 Gantt Chart Video

Posted by edburns on June 16, 2006 at 9:17 AM PDT

See the video here.


Posted by edburns on May 31, 2006 at 11:15 AM PDT

If you really want, you can skip the prose and go straight to the
However, if you do, you'll miss out on where to download the

New release of JSF AJAX Components (Updated)

Posted by edburns on April 20, 2006 at 6:51 AM PDT

Many thanks to my pal Vernon Singleton for handholding me through the process of converting these huge QuickTime files down to much smaller FLV and SWF files. Maybe he'll do a blog on how to do it!

Survey: JSF Implementations in App Servers and Developer Tools

Posted by edburns on March 27, 2006 at 10:22 AM PST

Updated: app servers added to query

Rather than spend lots of time researching this, I thought I'd try my hand at asking a question of the blogosphere.

I'd like to know what developer tools and application servers are using which JSF implementation.

Using JSP Immediate Expressions to access JSF Data

Posted by edburns on March 15, 2006 at 10:48 AM PST

Here is an ultra-quick blog entry sharing something in JSF 1.2 about
which I'm not sure many people are aware. Thanks to the unified EL, it
is possible to refer to JSF managed beans and other JSF concepts using
plain old JSP expressions in the page. For example, let's say you have
a JSF app that is a bookstore.

Repost: Using JAAS with JSF

Posted by edburns on March 7, 2006 at 1:33 PM PST

The content and ideas in this blog entry are taken from my upcoming
McGraw Hill Osborne book href="">JavaServer Faces: The Complete
Reference, which I am co-authoring with href="">Chris Schalk. In the
book, we have a chapter on Securing JavaServer Faces applications.