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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

Geronimo and Pluto, believe it or not...

Posted by kito75 on June 12, 2007 at 5:38 PM PDT

Believe it or not, I managed to write an article about something other than JavaServer Faces. IBM developerWorks has just posted my article "Write and deploy portlets to Apache Geronimo with Apache Pluto".

JSF Training @ Open Source Live! next week in Sacramento

Posted by kito75 on April 12, 2007 at 5:08 PM PDT

I'll be conducting two days of public JSF training next week at Open Source Live! next week in Sacramento, California. Just as in October of last year, this hybrid training/conference event will also cover Spring and Hibernate (Chris Richardson), AJAX with JSF (Max Katz), and JPA/EJB 3 (P. Vilas Tulachan).

JavaOne Mania

Posted by kito75 on March 30, 2007 at 12:00 AM PDT

Somehow, I managed to get accepted for two technical sessions and one BOF at JavaOne 2007. This is the first year I have submitted sessions with other people, and I'm looking to it.

Javapolis Interview now Available

Posted by kito75 on March 29, 2007 at 11:35 PM PDT

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by my friend and .NET/Java guru Ted Neward at Javapolis in December of last year. In the interview I discuss (you guessed it) JavaServer Faces, as well as scripting languages and web frameworks in general.

Javapolis 2006

Posted by kito75 on January 18, 2007 at 8:33 AM PST

I had the pleasure of speaking at JavaPolis 2006 in Antwerp, Belgium right before the holidays. And I must say, it was an excellent conference -- definitely one of the best I've been to. My session was about different AJAX/JSF toolkits ("Look Ma, No JavaScript"), and the audience was very savvy -- always a good thing.

Public Training Course in Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted by kito75 on October 30, 2006 at 7:12 PM PST

If you're close to Edinburgh and want to know more about JavaServer Faces, I'm holding a public 4-day course starting November 14th.

Here's the synopsis:

This intensive JavaServer Faces (JSF) training course is designed and developed by Kito Mann, author of the best selling JSF book JavaServer Faces in Action and founder and Editor-in-Chief of, (a site devoted to the

Free AJAX & JSF Seminar in London and Edinburgh

Posted by kito75 on August 14, 2006 at 9:58 AM PDT

I'll be doing a free seminar entitled "AJAX Development with JavaServer Faces: Look Ma, No JavaScript!" on Monday, November 13th in London, England and Thursday, November 16th in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Note that the dates have changed.)

Here's the summary:

JSF, Hibernate, Spring & EJB Training @ Open Source Live

Posted by kito75 on August 14, 2006 at 9:50 AM PDT

Open Source Live is a new event that seeks to merge a conference-like atmosphere with intense multi-day training. The idea is that when you leave, you've actually learned a lot.

JavaServer Faces in Action Book Signing on Thursday

Posted by kito75 on May 14, 2006 at 10:53 PM PDT

If you're going to be at JavaOne and you have a copy of my book JavaServer Faces in Action, stop by the DigitalGuru bookstore on Thursday at 11:00AM. I'll be signing copies of the book and I'll be happy to chat about the book, JSF, and development in general.

And, if you don't have a copy, don't worry -- you can buy one at the book store :-).

JavaOne BOF: Evolving a Web Application Architecture

Posted by kito75 on April 5, 2006 at 2:28 AM PDT

This year, I'm pleased to be hosting another BOF session at JavaOne in San Francisco next month (May 16-19). The BOF (#2311) is entitled "Evolution of a Web Application Architecture". Here's the abstract:

This session explores the evolution of, a community site focused on JavaServer™ Faces technology.