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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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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!

Glassfish, JSF 1.2, and the MyFaces ADF Donation from Oracle

Posted by edburns on January 17, 2006 at 9:15 AM PST

As announced by href="">Jonas Jacobi
in his blog, Oracle has donated portions of its ADF Faces component
library to the MyFaces project. This library is JSF 1.1 based.

Bringing Ruby on Rails's Flash to JSF

Posted by edburns on December 15, 2005 at 1:57 PM PST

Please check out my latest blog entry in my href="">Sun Engineer's
Sandbox. In this entry, I introduce the concept of the Ruby on
Rails Flash to JSF via a new project, jsf-extensions.

JSF IRC Channel

Posted by edburns on October 30, 2005 at 8:40 PM PST

I'm a huge fan of IRC, as anyone that knows me knows. Inside Sun, we have a large and vital IRC network and the JSF team uses the #jsfaces channel to provide telepresence.

Using JAAS with JSF

Posted by edburns on October 21, 2005 at 9:24 AM PDT

I've just written my first entry in the new href="">Engineer's
Sandbox on I wrote it in response to href="">an
article on theserverside.

Clearing Up JSF 1.2 JSF 1.1 and MyFaces Confusion (Updated)

Posted by edburns on September 19, 2005 at 2:30 PM PDT

A couple of weeks ago, Rick Hightower asked some pointed questions
and made some interesting assertions about JSF 1.2, JSF 1.1 and MyFaces
in his href="">blog
. This blog entry is a response to that blog.

I'd like to address some of these questions and assertions in light
of Rick's blog.

Using EJB Annotations Outside of EJB

Posted by edburns on August 29, 2005 at 1:05 PM PDT

The Common
and href="">EJB 3 JSRs both
provide a number of annotations that are useful to enterprise Java
developers. This blog entry examines the use of two from EJB3 that I
feel really should be in Common Annotations: @PostConstruct
and @PreDestroy.

(Updated) JavaServer Faces 1.2 and JavaServer Pages 2.1 Proposed Final Draft Specifications available

Posted by edburns on August 25, 2005 at 5:57 PM PDT

I'm pleased to announce the availability of the Proposed Final Draft
revisions of the next release of the JavaServerTM Faces and
Pages specifications.

irc followup: let's try JXTA

Posted by edburns on July 28, 2005 at 5:30 AM PDT

To follow up to href="">my
previous blog about the desire for, I'd like to talk
about using Project JXTA in the
interim (and perhaps indefinately, if people like it) to fill the gap.

Let's hear it for

Posted by edburns on July 26, 2005 at 1:06 PM PDT

Is it just me or do you also feel that will never be a leading
open source community without having its own irc server? Mozilla has
one, Netbeans uses freenode, the list goes on and on. It's just a great
way to do realtime collaboration. For example, in my case if we had a
channel for JavaServer Faces, users could get in touch with developers
right away.