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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 JSFCentral.com, a site devoted to the JavaServer Faces community.

 

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Job Stats, Indeed

Posted by kito75 on April 4, 2006 at 11:04 AM PDT

So, I recently ran across an excellent job search site called Indeed.com. It's one of these hip new vertical search engines, with a focus on jobs, of course. One of Indeed's best features is its Job Trends graph.

The Year of AJAX

Posted by kito75 on March 30, 2006 at 1:20 AM PST

If you're interested in my $0.02 on AJAX, check out my Public Static editorial in JavaPro magazine. Here's an excerpt:

If your head wasn't in the sand during 2005, you've probably heard of AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). Just in case you're wiping the sand out of your hair right now, here's a brief overview.

RIP, Software Development Magazine

Posted by kito75 on March 26, 2006 at 9:35 AM PST

I must admit I'm a big fan of periodicals. I'm a magazine junkie. I've gotten into arguments with my wife about the pile of magazines on the coffee table (now we have a six-foot tall magazine rack instead). I regularly read SD Times, InfoWorld, Dr.

Firefox Interrupted Part 2

Posted by kito75 on March 13, 2006 at 3:02 AM PST

So, I've been happily using Opera for a while now. I have applied a cool skin, imported my Firefox bookmarks, created and saved sessions (Opera has session-saving of tabs built-in), and so on.

There are, of course, a few caveats:

  • I'm not too fond of the way Opera caches things. For normal browsing this is fine, but it's annoying for web development.

Vegas, here I come

Posted by kito75 on March 3, 2006 at 8:07 PM PST

There are only a few major events in the Java universe each year. The most obvious one is JavaOne, but another major one is TheServerSide Java Symposium. This conference seems to get bigger and better each year. Even though I spoke at TSS' Java in Action conference last fall, I missed their Symposium last year.

Emerging Technology Conference

Posted by kito75 on March 3, 2006 at 3:27 AM PST

I have the privilege of speaking at Chariot Solution's Emerging Technology Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 16th. Chariot has pulled together an excellent group of people to discuss hot new technologies and the way the technology landscape is changing.

New Course: JSF in Action: JavaServer Faces (JSF) with Struts, Shale and Facelets

Posted by kito75 on March 3, 2006 at 1:34 AM PST

I'm currently working with the good folks over at Skills Matter to develop a course based on my book, JavaServer Faces in Action.

Firefox Interrupted

Posted by kito75 on March 2, 2006 at 12:45 PM PST

Like many Java developers (and an increasing number of web users in general), I have been a big Firefox supporter ever since I switched from Mozilla quite some time ago. The development plugins make it great for building web applications, tab browsing is cool, and it's a snappy little browser.

Or at least it used to be snappy.

Prolific, I am not

Posted by kito75 on March 1, 2006 at 8:19 PM PST

So, if you ever read this blog, you may have noticed that I don't blog very frequently. However, I really enjoy writing (which is a good thing since I get paid to do it). I often think about blog entries and roll them over in my head. Unfortunately, a very small percentage of my in-memory blogs ever make it to disk.

JavaZone 2005 - Oslo, Norway

Posted by kito75 on September 27, 2005 at 3:27 PM PDT

I've been to quite a few conferences and symposiums lately, and I must say that JavaZone 2005 was one of the best. It had the right mix of in-depth talks, range, great attendees, and a smattering of vendors and exhibits. It also had a classy feel, which I'm always fond of :-).