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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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JSR-303 Bean Validation support in JSF 2.0

Posted by edburns on November 26, 2008 at 1:13 PM PST

Emmanuel Bernard has been doing a fine job running JSR-303 Bean
Validation. I've met with him on a number of occasions and it's always
been a pleasant, productive and professional encounter. It was with
great interest that I read the JSF2.0 proposal appendix in the
soon-to-be-released JSR-303 draft.

Using MyFaces in Glassfish? Need a blog entry!

Posted by edburns on November 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM PST

One aspect of Glassfish being the premiere Java EE 5 Application server is its ability to run all of the current popular software for the Enterprise. One such package is the MyFaces JSF implementation. Although Mojarra is built into Glassfish, people have successfully run MyFaces on Glassfish. If anyone has done so, could you write a blog about it and share it with the world?

Facelets in JSF 2.0 update

Posted by edburns on November 18, 2008 at 2:49 PM PST

We're still plugging along on getting Facelets fully specified so a
clean-room implementation can be done of it. Today I've been expanding
the charter of a new class, PageDeclarationLanguage, which
is vended from the ViewHandler.
PageDeclarationLanguage (PDL) is the starting point for all
things specific to the way the view is described.

JSF 2.0 Endgame

Posted by edburns on October 21, 2008 at 10:48 AM PDT

Issues before sorting

Ed Burns looks for feedback on how people extend JavaServer Faces

Posted by edburns on October 17, 2008 at 6:12 PM PDT

Bring out your JSF Extensions

In order to solve issue [ href=""
rel="nofollow" target="_top">121-JarOrdering], EG member Alexander
Smirnov from Exadel suggested we research the current practice of how
JSF extension points are used.

My Fellow Americans: Check that you can still vote

Posted by edburns on October 10, 2008 at 8:35 AM PDT

If you’re reading my blog, it’s likely you are a computer
professional, so you know how error-prone large scale software systems
can be. (You also know they are less-error prone if they are built with
JSF. :^)) There have been many stories in reputable news
sources regarding apparently error-prone purges of voter registration
roles in the U.S..

I discovered that Vanguard is using JSF via Backbase

Posted by edburns on September 28, 2008 at 6:26 AM PDT

I discovered that Vanguard is using JSF via Backbase

When signing up for paperless statements on my 401(k), I stumbled
upon another JSF user: The Vanguard Group.

JSFOne idea: infer to-view-id

Posted by edburns on September 23, 2008 at 2:39 PM PDT

At JSFOne, someone suggested modifying the navigation rule system such
that if the to-view-id is absent from a navigation-case, the to-view-id
value be inferred from the outcome.

This would mean the following is valid:

JSF 2.0 Early Draft Review 2 Is Out

Posted by edburns on September 17, 2008 at 2:35 PM PDT

The JSF Expert Group has just released another draft of the JSF 2.0
specification, href="">Early
Draft Review 2. There are many new features in this draft,
including early implementations of composite components and Ajax.
Please read the preface of the spec prose document to see the list

Apple Using JSF for online rebate system

Posted by edburns on September 16, 2008 at 2:22 PM PDT

I received a tip from href="">Matthias Weflendorf
that Apple is using JSF for its online rebate site, which you can see at
< href="">>.
A quick View Source shows the presence of our javax.faces.ViewState