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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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Ed Burns JavaOne 2005 Day One eBay talk quick notes

Posted by edburns on June 28, 2005 at 12:10 AM PDT

Show how to use Ebay to make money for yourself.

Ebay opportunity: more efficient way to buy/sell. Obvious value
proposition you already know about.

Emphasis on making money makes it feel a bit like an amway pitch, but in the end they did show some code and how to use their APIs.

Ebay developers are a massive driver of innovation.

Ed Burns JavaOne 2005 Day One Groovy talk quick notes

Posted by edburns on June 27, 2005 at 5:35 PM PDT

The most I'd heard of groovy is what href="">Dion said at the 2005 Server Side
Java Symposium. There he said it was a bit backwards to have a JSR for
a scripting language before it was more fully fleshed out. Something
about a cart and a horse.

Ed Burns JavaOne 2005 Day One Keynote quick notes

Posted by edburns on June 27, 2005 at 11:39 AM PDT

Live band, Magnetic Poetry, during the walk in stage. It was a great
idea to have them play. Very slick opening video with hip looking actor
talking about how great java is, 10 years, changing the face of the
computer industry. Presonally, these hyper-slick videos are a bit
offputting to me, but the point of what it was saying is true: java has
done pretty well since its inception.

Ed Burns JavaOne 2005 Day Zero

Posted by edburns on June 26, 2005 at 11:11 PM PDT

Attending Java Licensee Day is one of many benefits of being a full
Java Licensee.
Attendees get an advance peak at the Roadmap for Java Technology and
access to the people helping to create it.

JavaServer Faces at JavaOne 2005

Posted by edburns on June 25, 2005 at 6:09 PM PDT

While planning out href="">my
JavaOne 2005 attendence schedule I thought it would be a good idea
to highlight the sessions that are relevant to JavaServer Faces. Here's
a day-by-day breakdown. There are 20 such sessions!

JavaServer Faces additional License: JDL

Posted by edburns on June 20, 2005 at 8:08 AM PDT

I'm pleased to report that we href="">finally
have annonced the terms of the Java Distribution License (JDL) as it
applies to the Sun JavaServer Faces Reference Implementation, and to
JavaServer Faces implementations at large.

Jump Start for using to host your EG

Posted by edburns on June 15, 2005 at 2:11 PM PDT

In case you need it, here's a jumpstart on using for your JSR.

1. get a id (duh)

2. Create a project called something like


in the JSR community. We try to keep all
the projects that correspond to JSRs in that project. For
NAME, I recommend jsf-metadata.

AJAXian Faces Progress Bar

Posted by edburns on May 19, 2005 at 6:30 PM PDT

I've written my first AJAXian JSF component. I took Greg Murray's very useful but
utterly non-componentized Progress Bar
example and generalized it into a faces component that allows you to simply put
this in your page:

JavaServer Faces 1.2 and JavaServer Pages 2.1 Public Review Specifications available

Posted by edburns on April 14, 2005 at 5:12 PM PDT

I'm pleased to announce the availability of the Public Review
revisions of the next release of the JavaServerTM Faces and
Pages specifications.

C++ Ease of use, never heard of it.

Posted by edburns on March 21, 2005 at 6:21 AM PST

I was doing some C++ hacking today, and I added the traditional: