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I've been blessed with the opportunity to speak at DevNexus 2014. This is my first time speaking at a DevNexus event and I'm excited at the opportunity to meet and learn from many top-name speakers currently practicing today. As I planned out my time here are the sessions I've added to my calendar. Day 1: Monday 24 February 09:00 Welcome and Sven Peters Keynote, Hall A From the buzz around...
on Feb 18, 2014
My JavaOne 2013: Wrapup This blog entry summarizes my session participation at JavaOne 2013. I plan to update this entry with links to the content on Parleys.com as it becomes available. Sessions I Attended In general, speaking more than listening is a very bad way to live. I find this holds true at conferences as well. Here are the sessions I attended. I attended eight and presented six, so I...
on Oct 1, 2013
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on Sep 28, 2011
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on Jun 14, 2011
It's hard to know the exact numbers, but I'll venture a guess that well over half of the JSF sites that exist in the world are running Oracle's Mojarra implementation of the JSF spec. Did you know that this implemention is the first large part of JavaEE (then J2EE) to be open-sourced, way back in 2004? As with any decent open source project, we have public continuous integration, a public...
on May 19, 2011
About three weeks ago, I called for the community to submit entries for a contest to design a logo for the JSF specification. Sixteen different individuals submitted 32 entries. Thank you very much for contributing! Per the recommendation of Arun Gupta and Imre Oßwald, I used a web voting platform to determine the winner, and here it is. I would have uploaded it to the Official Homepage...
on May 11, 2011
About two weeks ago, I called for the community to submit entries for a contest to design a logo for the JSF specification. Sixteen different individuals submitted 32 entries. Thank you very much for contributing! I happen to believe that Instant Runoff Voting (or a similar method) is the last best hope to save representative democracy in America, so I decided to use a very nice and simple web-...
on May 5, 2011
Last week, I sent a code review request to the Mojarra dev list. As you can see, no-one responded, but when a good friend and longtime Mojarra comitter (the winner of this contest) popped into the JSF IRC chat room, I asked him to review the changebundle. We played IM tag for a while and when he finally caught me he brought a potential issue to my attention. The issue hinges on the answer to...
on Dec 9, 2010
My last blog entry about JSR-314-OPEN@JCP.ORG was over a year ago. This list is the official Expert Group (EG) mailing list on which the development of the JSR-314 specification (JSF 2.0) is discussed. The information on how to subscribe/unsubscribe to this list changed in June 2010, but I haven't updated any existing information or blogged any new information about it. This is the overdue...
on Mar 19, 2010
In November, Servlet 3.0 Specification Lead Rajiv Mordani, and I started providing technical advice to the team at Sun developing the successor to the Sun Certified Web Component (SCWD) certification exam. This new exam covers Java EE 6, including JSF 2. All this week, the work will continue in the form of an offsite workshop at the mansion. To help ensure the highest quality exam possible (and...
on Dec 18, 2009
Back in August, I had a contest to write an XSLT stylesheet to format the java.net issues. I did announce the winner, but I didn't share the software. Here it is. Format your java.net issues as XML, save it to a file. In the same directory as the saved XML file, download this jar file, and this XSLT file. Run java -jar jevelopersCSunXSLT.jar <xml source file>...
on Feb 4, 2009
Much has been said and written about Wikipedia. Many people contribute many hours to this noble cause. I, on the other hand, have contributed one tiny factoid to this vast web 2.0 body of knowledge. John Bonham's Drum Pedal Squeaks on Ten Years Gone I slept well that night, after making that contribution, knowing that I had made the world 0.00000000000000000000001% better.
on Oct 16, 2006
To follow up to my previous blog about the desire for irc.java.net, I'd like to talk about using Project JXTA in the interim (and perhaps indefinately, if people like it) to fill the gap. Shortly after posting the above blog, I was contacted by James Todd about the possibility of using MyJXTA as a distributed chat service. I tried it out, and it seems to fit the bill pretty well. So, I've...
on Jul 28, 2005
Is it just me or do you also feel that java.net will never be a leading open source community without having its own irc server? Mozilla has one, Netbeans uses freenode, the list goes on and on. It's just a great way to do realtime collaboration. For example, in my case if we had a channel for JavaServer Faces, users could get in touch with developers right away. Also, if we had one for the...
on Jul 26, 2005
Rod Johnson  - Agile J2EE has saved the J2EE platform from destroying itself via    its own best practices (blueprints).  - AOP     Not growing as fast as he expected, but it will continue to grow    AspectJ 5.0 will be the definitive AOP framework going forward    Standardization?      Hard to see the...
on Mar 4, 2005
To round out the day's sessions, I attended two from Cameron Purdy of Tangosol. His first, on peer to peer, was quite excellent, though I expect many found it rudimentary. I, having been so focused on Faces in recent years, found it very informative. It was nice to go back to my old days as a network programmer at NCSA when he talked about IP multicast and its applications to clustering....
on Mar 4, 2005
After leading the JavaServer Faces implementation team through our 1.0 release I deciced to spend more time on developing the specification itself, and have handed the leadership over to the ever-so-capable Jayashri Visvanathan. Jayashri was a key contributor to the project during 1.0, and has lead the team through the 1.1 and subsequent releases. I'm devoting this blog to giving the...
on Aug 30, 2004