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".
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).
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.
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.
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 JSFCentral.com, (a site devoted to the
Here's the summary:
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.
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 :-).
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 JSFCentral.com, a community site focused on JavaServer™ Faces technology.