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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.


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JSFOne 2008 -- great fun, deep content

Posted by kito75 on September 8, 2008 at 8:34 PM PDT

JSFOne 2008 ended on Saturday, and I have to say it was a wonderful show, even if it the whole thing seemed entirely too surreal. (When you're on the move and exhausted, and there's a flurry of activity around you, things tend to feel that way.) We had excellent speakers, attendees, and wonderful execution from the NFJS crew.

JSFOne and The Java Posse

Posted by kito75 on September 3, 2008 at 12:34 PM PDT

Special thanks to Carl and Dick for a fun JavaPosse interview last week about JavaServer Faces and the JSFOne conference, which starts tomorrow. (Tor and Joe -- you were there in spirit!) Despite the joys of Skype dropping the call every minute or two, we managed to have a nice little chat.

New JSFOne track added

Posted by kito75 on July 28, 2008 at 7:18 PM PDT

JSFOne, the conference I'm hosting with NFJS, has just gotten bigger -- we added an entire new track full of quality nuggets of knowledge including portlets, security, Google API integration, and more.

Announcing the JSF 2.0 Group Blog

Posted by kito75 on July 17, 2008 at 3:20 PM PDT

A few months ago at JSFDays '08 in Vienna, Austria, Ed Burns, JSF co-spec lead, asked me to put up a blog that would provide updates on our progress with JavaServer Faces 2.0.

Now that it's July, I figured it was time.

JSF Job Stats, Indeed

Posted by kito75 on June 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM PDT

A couple of years ago I posted some job trend graphs from Since then, it's become the hip thing to do. So, in order to remain hip, I figured it was time for an update...

Granted, in the first entry, I made all of the links live, so it's sort of perpetually updated.

Announcing JSFOne

Posted by kito75 on June 17, 2008 at 11:07 AM PDT

I'm very excited to announce the JSFOne conference, which I'll be hosting along with the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposiums.

On the tour again...

Posted by kito75 on October 10, 2007 at 6:52 AM PDT

Since I'm about to hop in another plane, I thought I'd mention that I'm doing a few stops with the No Fluff Just Stuff tour this Fall.

I'm presenting a few talks about JSF (surprise!) covering the JSF Ecosystem, JBoss Seam, AJAX and JSF, and Spring and JSF integration (you can find


Posted by kito75 on September 18, 2007 at 7:26 AM PDT

Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows, two influential members of the JSF community, have started a new company called Kaazing

Jonas and John spent years at Oracle working with ADF Faces, and also wrote

Has Borland seent the light?

Posted by kito75 on August 17, 2007 at 10:13 AM PDT

I've been a devout fan of Borland's development tools since my pre-teen years (I started programming with Turbo Pascal, downloading code from BBSs). I used Delphi back in the day, and I was a debout JBuilder supporter until about a year or two ago, when I moved to Eclipse.

Javapolis and JavaOne presentations

Posted by kito75 on June 26, 2007 at 9:26 AM PDT

The excellent site has posted my Javapolis 2006 talk AJAX Development with JSF (Look Ma! No JavaScript).