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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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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.


JSF Usage and JSF 2.0 Update

Posted by edburns on November 6, 2007 at 8:35 AM PST
Graphical Indicators of JSF Usage

Graphical Indicators of JSF Usage

Swiss JSF User Group Formed

Posted by edburns on August 1, 2007 at 10:56 AM PDT

Because I was presenting href="">MCP at
the first ever Jazoon conference, my
friend and expert JSF Developer Alexander Jesse invited me to speak at
the first ever JSF User Group meeting.

Vacation: Backwards Compatibility Story

Posted by edburns on July 25, 2007 at 3:40 PM PDT

Back in college I spent many hours
of my copious Freshman year free time playing href="">LHX on href="">Will Day's PC. At the
time, all I had was an Apple //c, which was already behind the times by

Testing Ajax Apps with JUnit

Posted by edburns on May 4, 2007 at 1:47 PM PDT

JavaOne is practically here, so I thought I'd give a preview of one
of the sessions I'm on next week. This one is close to my heart, target="_"
6825 Testing Web 2.0 Features, Using Real-World Applications.

Compilllers are Helpful

Posted by edburns on March 12, 2007 at 9:11 AM PDT

When working to revive href="">Webclient
as a means to enable one to write automated tests for Ajax Applications,
I ended up fixing some thread safety assertions that were failing in
native code.

##jsf irc channel usage

Posted by edburns on January 19, 2007 at 12:03 PM PST

Because JavaServer Faces technology is delivered by Sun as a part of
the Java EE SDK and also href="">Project Glassfish, the Sun JSF
team strongly feels that community is important. To that end, I've been
plugging the use of the ##jsf irc channel on as a
community resource.

Adding Dynamic Faces Support to a jMaki widget

Posted by edburns on December 7, 2006 at 9:09 AM PST

In this entry, I show how I added Dynamic Faces support to the Dojo
Inline Editor widget in jMaki.

Knoppix, Partimage, VMware, mmmm

Posted by edburns on December 4, 2006 at 5:56 AM PST


I had been doing the multi-boot thing on my Toshiba Satellite
5205-S703 since I bought it in late 2002. It came factory installed
with Windows XP Home Edition (monopoly anyone?) on an NTFS partition.
Thanks to Partition Magic 7.0, I soon ended up with the following
partition table: