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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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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.

Repost: Bringing Ruby on Rails's Flash to JSF

Posted by edburns on March 1, 2006 at 12:20 PM PST

With the demise of the Sun Engineer's Sandbox, my content posted there has disappeared. Thankfully I saved a copy. Thanks to srcerer on the ##jsf chat room on freenode for reminding me to repost this.

Java EE SDK Runs ADF Faces

Posted by edburns on February 27, 2006 at 8:15 AM PST

The saga of Oracle ADF Faces on the Java EE SDK continues. In our
last installment, href="">Adam
Winer explained why ADF Faces won't run on Glassfish. I'm happy to
report that after some minor tweaks to Sun's JSF implementation in the
Java EE SDK, I think I have it running.

New Drafts of Java EE Web Tier: JSF 1.2, JSP 2.1, Servlet 2.5

Posted by edburns on February 17, 2006 at 12:50 AM PST

I'm pleased to announce another revision of the Java EE Web Tier.

JSF 1.2 jars now available via maven

Posted by edburns on January 31, 2006 at 1:06 PM PST

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

Glassfish, JSF 1.2 and ADF Faces (Update)

Posted by edburns on January 26, 2006 at 2:02 PM PST

As mentioned in an href="">earlier
blog, Glassfish has successfully run Oracle's ADF Faces components.
If you look in the comments, though, there were some bugs that prevent
it from running in the latest Glassfish, but happily these have now been

Added link to JSF 1.1_01 source.

Posted by edburns on January 24, 2006 at 1:35 PM PST

It was pointed out to me on the ##jsf channel on
that we didn't have a link to the source snapshot for the JSF 1.1_01

NetBeans Team is So Responsive to Bugs!

Posted by edburns on January 24, 2006 at 9:25 AM PST

This blog just collects some bugs I've filed on NetBeans and the
fixes and workarounds they have. Also, I want to take this opportunity
to say that the netbeans team is incredibly responsive to bug reports,
especially finding and marking duplicates. Us users really appreciate
it. Personally, as a member of Sun's JSF team, you are an inspiration
for me to be more responsive to my bugs!