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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's DevNexus 2014 Picks

Posted by edburns on February 18, 2014 at 8:53 AM PST

I've been blessed with the opportunity to speak at DevNexus 2014. This is my first time speaking at a DevNexus event and I'm excited at the opportunity to meet and learn from many top-name speakers currently practicing today. As I planned out my time here are the sessions I've added to my calendar.

How to Overwrite The Version of Mojarra in WLS 12.1.2 and Beyond

Posted by edburns on February 14, 2014 at 2:39 PM PST

This blog entry describes an unsupported process for overwriting the version of Mojarra that comes bundled in WLS 12.1.2 and beyond with an arbitrary version (from groupId org.glassfish artifactId javax.faces).

JSF 2.2 ClientWindow, Links and "Open in New Tab"

Posted by edburns on October 7, 2013 at 4:39 PM PDT

I’ve been talking about JSF 2.2 new features out on the conference trail for quite a while now. I usually talk about the big three: Flows, Resource Library Contracts, and HTML5 Friendly Markup. This blog entry talks about another, mostly behind-the-scenes, feature: ClientWindow.

My JavaOne 2013: Wrapup

Posted by edburns on October 1, 2013 at 10:37 AM PDT

My JavaOne 2013: Wrapup

This blog entry summarizes my session participation at JavaOne 2013. I plan to update this entry with links to the content on as it becomes available.

My JavaOne 2013

Posted by edburns on September 19, 2013 at 8:23 AM PDT

This blog entry summarizes my session participation at JavaOne 2013. The more serious business of parties is an entirely different matter not fit for blogging.

My JavaZone 2013

Posted by edburns on September 16, 2013 at 9:46 AM PDT

I had the pleasure of speaking at JavaZone in Oslo this year. Here is a collection of links of the talks I attended.

  • Hadi Hariri from JetBrains plugs his Kotlin based JavaScript web app framework. Ample context is given to place this offer in the context of the new crop of thin-server architecture solutions.

Upcoming JSF 2.2 Classes from Ed Burns

Posted by edburns on August 28, 2013 at 7:56 AM PDT

I've been blessed with the opportunity to speak about JSF 2.2 at JavaZone and JavaOne.

Mojarra JIRA Tips

Posted by edburns on July 15, 2013 at 6:35 PM PDT

This brief blog entry explains the Mojarra bug triage process, and shares some tips for maximizing the chances your bug will be quickly fixed and find its way into a release. Mojarra is the JSF implementation in several app servers and is the source code from which the reference implementation of the JSF specification is derived.

JSF 2.2 Proposed Final Draft Posted

Posted by edburns on March 15, 2013 at 4:00 AM PDT

This quick blog entry is just to advertise the availability of the Proposed Final Draft of JSF 2.2 (JSR-344). You may download the draft of the spec at <>.

HTML(5) Friendly Markup in JSF 2.2

Posted by edburns on November 1, 2012 at 8:04 AM PDT

As mentioned in my talks at JavaOne San Francisco 2012, JSF 2.2 will include a new feature I'm calling HTML(5) Friendly Markup.