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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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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.

Ed Burns JavaOne 2005 Day Three Notes

Posted by edburns on June 30, 2005 at 2:27 AM PDT

My goodness it's late. JavaOne will do that to you. I can't let a
conference day pass without writing at least something of the day.

Ed Burns JavaOne 2005 Day Two rest of the day summary

Posted by edburns on June 29, 2005 at 1:20 AM PDT

You can see my trend line for blog entries is going down. No
excuses. Here is a summary post of the rest of day two at JavaOne 2005.
This was the most interesting day for me, with many Faces talks and
meetings planned.

The morning was packed. After the Amazon talk, I went straight to
the Wicket talk, where I ran into Howard. Here are the quick notes from

Ed Burns JavaOne 2005 Day Two amazon quick notes

Posted by edburns on June 28, 2005 at 10:59 AM PDT

Amazon notes

Very similar to eBay's talk yesterday. You can join an amazon
associate program and get money based on sales you send to Amazon. It
would be interesting to compare the richness of the APIs at eBay and

80% of their WS calls are REST, 20% SOAP.

Ed Burns JavaOne 2005 Day Two Keynote quick notes

Posted by edburns on June 28, 2005 at 9:48 AM PDT

John Gage mentions that all the badges are RFID tagged. Talked about
some of the things that can be done with this data. Who went to the
most sessions? What session had the most attendees?

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.