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Jacob Hookom

Jacob Hookom is a developer with McKesson Medical-Surgical, designing supply management solutions on the web, desktop, and handheld for a multitude of markets. He started consulting at 16 and has since held titles from Information Architect to Product Manager. In his free time, he contributes to Sun's JavaServerFaces RI and Glassfish projects and is an active member of the JavaServerFaces Expert Groups. Recently he started a project of his own, called 'Facelets', which is a templating framework for JavaServer Faces.


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Starbucks and JavaServer Faces

Posted by jhook on August 7, 2005 at 8:29 PM PDT

I just got back from a trip out to Boston. Being away from my home and cappuccino maker, I found myself standing in line at Starbucks far too many times-- listening to all kinds of orders for 'coffee'.

It's Coming... [Very] Soon

Posted by jhook on July 31, 2005 at 9:24 PM PDT

I was a JavaOne virgin; I didn't know what to expect. I had been contributing to the JavaServer Faces specification and the reference implementation for quite some time, but was looking forward to finally meeting everyone involved in person. Tell you what, the folks from Sun are some of the nicest people I've ever met professionally.

Programmer Friendly Pages

Posted by jhook on July 27, 2005 at 12:40 AM PDT

Let's first start by talking about development roles and concerns. MVC has taught us how to separate our application into managable layers. We have the Model and Controller which are under the programmer's ownership, then we have the View which is under both the programmer's and designer's ownership.