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Kito D. Mann

Kito D. Mann is an enterprise architect who has developed applications with a wide variety of technologies on several different platforms. He has been working with Java since its debut in 1995, and has written several articles on Java-related products and technologies. Kito has consulted with Fortune 500 clients, including Prudential Financial and J. P. Morgan Chase & Company, and was recently the chief architect of an educational application service provider. He is also the author of JavaServer Faces in Action (Manning) and the founder of, a site devoted to the JavaServer Faces community.


kito75's blog

Final JSF Summit Early Bird Deadline Ends Nov 2nd

Posted by kito75 on October 27, 2009 at 7:04 AM PDT

If you're thinking about attending the JSF Summit this December, now is the time to act.

JSF Summit 2009: New Workshops and Sessions

Posted by kito75 on October 13, 2009 at 9:24 PM PDT

We're less than two months away from the 2nd annual JSF Summit conference, co-sponsored by JSFCentral and the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposiums. The conference will take place December 1st-4th in warm, sunny Orlando, FL.

JSF 2 Seminar September 1st

Posted by kito75 on August 13, 2009 at 12:50 PM PDT

On September 1st, I'll be hosting a one day online seminar about JavaServer Faces 2.0. The seminar will consist of lectures but will also have labs.

The seminar is geared towards people who are already familiar with JSF and want to get details on what's in the new release.

Announcing the JSF Summit: Dec 1-4 in Orlando, FL

Posted by kito75 on August 13, 2009 at 12:43 PM PDT

I'm pleased to announce that JSFCentral and No Fluff Just Stuff have teamed up once again to launch the second annual JSF Summit this December 1st-4th in Sunny Orlando, FL.

Where are the Conversations?

Posted by kito75 on May 11, 2009 at 9:29 PM PDT

First, I want to say I'm extremely excited about JSF 2.0, and I think it's a major leap forward for the framework.

That being said, there's one thing that's been bugging me for a while: no built-in support for conversation scope.

Shale in the Attic

Posted by kito75 on May 11, 2009 at 8:49 PM PDT

In case you hadn't heard, Apache Shale is moving to the Apache Attic. What is the Apache Attic? It's a new project, started last year. It's where other projects go to die.

Oracle and Sun: JSF Comes Full Circle

Posted by kito75 on April 20, 2009 at 1:19 PM PDT

So, the big news today is that Oracle is buying Sun. This is definitely the biggest thing to happen to Java since it's original release (not to mention the rest of Sun's portfolio). Overall, I believe Java is in pretty good hands. Oracle has bet their entire non-database business on Java.

Public JSF Training in April: NYC and London

Posted by kito75 on April 2, 2009 at 7:35 AM PDT

If you're about to start a JSF project, or feel like you need a better grounding in the fundamentals of JSF, now is the time.

Check out great JSF, GWT, Seam, and other talks at the TSS Java Symposium

Posted by kito75 on February 26, 2009 at 7:28 PM PST

The TSS Java Symposium will be held once again in fun-loving Las Vegas at the Caesars Palace. This year, there are four excellent tracks: SOA, Architecture, Languages, Tools & Techniques, and Frameworks.

EclipseWorld and ApacheCon

Posted by kito75 on October 27, 2008 at 4:54 PM PDT

I'm speaking at two new conferences this year -- EclipseWorld and ApacheCon. Well, I suppose these conferences aren't new -- just new to me :-). I'll be presenting about Spring and JSF at both conferences, and Scripting with JSF at EclipseWorld.

EclipseWorld takes place this week, from October 28-30 in Reston, VA.