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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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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.

New process for subscribing/unsubscribing to

Posted by edburns on March 19, 2010 at 12:23 PM PDT

My last href="">blog
entry about JSR-314-OPEN@JCP.ORG was over a year ago. This list is the official Expert Group (EG) mailing list on which the development of the JSR-314 specification (JSF 2.0) is discussed.

The perils of "There's more than one way to do it"

Posted by edburns on March 3, 2010 at 1:55 PM PST

Image of signed camel book saying there's more than one way to do it

Trustwave SpiderLabs sets sights on Mojarra, MyFaces

Posted by edburns on January 31, 2010 at 1:11 PM PST

I received an email from core Mojarra team member href="">Jim Driscoll, who was
inexplicably laid off from Sun after its recent acquisition by Oracle,
about a talk at next week’s href="">BlackHat
Conference in Arlington, VA, U.S.A..

A Response to Peter Thomas's JSF Critical Screed

Posted by edburns on January 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM PST

Reference to correct post at <>.

An Analysis of Peter Thomas's JSF Critical Rant

Posted by edburns on January 22, 2010 at 5:13 PM PST

There’s this guy, Peter Thomas src=""
alt="Peter Thomas headshot" />, and he has this blog entry called
“jsf sucks”. I don’t want to increase his page rank
so I’m not linking to it here.

Response to Sebastian Hennebrueder's "JSF2 Evaluation and Test" entry

Posted by edburns on January 21, 2010 at 2:07 PM PST

Back in November, Sebastian Hennebrueder published a detailed, thoughtful, and mostly objective analysis of JSF2. I'd like to use this entry to respond to his entry, which may be found at I have excerpted the parts of his article that pertain to my comments here.

Add Your JSF 2 Content to Sun Java Certification Exam

Posted by edburns on December 18, 2009 at 7:44 AM PST

In November, Servlet 3.0
Specification Lead Rajiv Mordani
, and I started providing technical
advice to the team at Sun developing the successor to the href="">Sun

Certified Web Component (SCWD) certification exam. This new exam
covers Java EE 6, including JSF 2.

Project Idea: memcached JSF Component

Posted by edburns on November 23, 2009 at 12:14 PM PST

While speaking at the href="">Globalcode Developer's
conference in Rio de Janeiro, I met a dynamic and intelligent
student by the name of Thiago