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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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A Mojarra code review story

Posted by edburns on December 9, 2010 at 7:31 AM PST

Last week, I sent a code review request to the Mojarra dev list.

Mojarra Community Update: External Hudson job for Mojarra JSF 2.1 on GlassFish 3.1

Posted by edburns on December 2, 2010 at 9:14 AM PST

As you may have noticed, Oracle’s collaboration site is undergoing an infrastructure provider change. More details on this can be found on Sonya Barry’s blog. For Mojarra JSF, this transition is only partially complete.

Decision: Drop support for JavaSE 5 in ongoing Oracle Mojarra 2.1 development efforts

Posted by edburns on August 16, 2010 at 11:19 AM PDT

In order to bring the testing matrix for Mojarra more in line with Oracle’s current engineering investment, we are planning to have all future Mojarra builds that are targeting the upcoming JSF 2.1 specification only support JavaSE 6 and beyond. Any 2.0.X and 1.2 builds will still continue to be built with Java SE 5.

Using JSF in a project? Where does the time go?

Posted by edburns on August 2, 2010 at 1:59 PM PDT

I'm organizing my thoughts for my JavaOne talk HyperproductiveJSF 2.0 and I want to build the talk around the most common waysthat time is wasted when using JSF in a project. I've talked to lots ofusers, in many different kinds of organizations over the years but it'shard to organize the stories.

Mojarra 1.2_15 released

Posted by edburns on July 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM PDT

With very little pomp and only extenuating circumstance, we are releasing Mojarra 1.2_15.

JSF 2.1 Build 01 integrated into GlassFish nightly

Posted by edburns on July 14, 2010 at 8:05 AM PDT

JSF 2.1 Build 01 integrateg into GlassFish nightly

This quick entry announces that we've started work on JSF 2.1 in earnest.

Lean Team + Agressive Schedule = Possible Software Ghetto

Posted by edburns on July 9, 2010 at 9:15 AM PDT

The original Pragmatic Programmers, Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas, talk about the tragedy of the software ghetto in this 2003 interview with Bill Venners. We all know the story of how unfixed broken windows can cause a nice neighborhood to start looking like a ghetto, and how this analogy is applied to an enterprise software project.

fleXive: CMS built on JavaEE and JSF

Posted by edburns on May 18, 2010 at 7:46 AM PDT

I've known about href="">fleXive since JSF
Days 2009, when I met its lead engineer, href="">Daniel
Lichtenberger. At the time, we were trying to get them into the
GlassFish partner program, but due to lack of resources, this didn't pan

Design Time Metadata for JSF Components Completes Early Draft Review

Posted by edburns on May 17, 2010 at 1:07 PM PDT

JSR-276 is targeted at IDE vendors and the JSF component library
vendors who depend on them for exposing their components to developers.
The idea of JSR-276 is to let JSF component library vendors provide a
far richer set of descriptive data about their components so that
JSR-276 compliant tools can expose that data to the users. Examples of
such data include:

Will the Pomodoro Technique Work for Me?

Posted by edburns on May 15, 2010 at 4:34 AM PDT

I have the extreme good fortune to speak at several conferences a
year, and I always grow from each one, either by taking in useful
content, or by meeting interesting people. This week I made my first
trip to Poland, to speak at href="">GeeCON 2010.