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Ed Burns

Ed Burns is a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff at Oracle America, Inc. and has worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat and, most recently JavaServer Faces. Ed is currently the spec lead for JavaServer Faces, a topic on which Ed recently co-authored a book for McGraw Hill. Ed is an experienced international conference speaker, with consistently high attendence numbers and ratings at JavaOne, JAOO, JAX, W-JAX, No Fluff Just Stuff, JA-SIG, The Ajax Experience, and Java and Linux User Groups.

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I've just written my first entry in the new href="">Engineer's
Sandbox on I wrote it in response to ...

A couple of weeks ago, Rick Hightower asked some pointed questions
and made some interesting assertions about JSF 1.2, JSF 1.1 and MyFaces
in his href="

The Common
and href="">EJB 3 JSRs both
provide a number of...

I'm pleased to announce the availability of the Proposed Final Draft
revisions of the next release of the JavaServerTM Faces and
Pages specifications.

To follow up to href="">my
previous blog about the desire for, I'd like to talk

Is it just me or do you also feel that will never be a leading
open source community without having its own irc server? Mozilla has
one, Netbeans uses freenode, the list goes...

My goodness it's late. JavaOne will do that to you. I can't let a
conference day pass without writing at least something of the day.

You can see my trend line for blog entries is going down. No
excuses. Here is a summary post of the rest of day two at JavaOne 2005.
This was the most interesting day for me, with...

Amazon notes

Very similar to eBay's talk yesterday. You can join an amazon
associate program and get money based on sales you send to Amazon. It
would be interesting to...

John Gage mentions that all the badges are RFID tagged. Talked about
some of the things that can be done with this data. Who went to the
most sessions? What session had the most...

Show how to use Ebay to make money for yourself.

Ebay opportunity: more efficient way to buy/sell. Obvious value
proposition you already know about.

Emphasis on making money...

The most I'd heard of groovy is what href="">Dion said at the 2005 Server Side
Java Symposium. There he said it was a bit backwards to have a JSR for...

Live band, Magnetic Poetry, during the walk in stage. It was a great
idea to have them play. Very slick opening video with hip looking actor
talking about how great java is, 10 years...

Attending Java Licensee Day is one of many benefits of being a full
Java Licensee.
Attendees get an advance peak at the Roadmap...

While planning out href="">my
JavaOne 2005 attendence schedule I thought it would be a good idea...

I'm pleased to report that we href="">finally
have annonced the terms of the Java Distribution...

In case you need it, here's a jumpstart on using for your JSR.

1. get a id (duh)

2. Create a project called something like



I've written my first AJAXian JSF component. I took Greg Murray's very useful but
utterly non-componentized ...

I'm pleased to announce the availability of the Public Review
revisions of the next release of the JavaServerTM Faces and
Pages specifications.

I was doing some C++ hacking today, and I added the traditional:

Way back in October 2002, I had the enviable position of ramping up
the development effort for the Sun RI for JavaServer Faces. At that
time, Test Driven Development (TDD) was just...

Next month I'll have the opportunity to ask questions in real-time to John Loiacano, Sun's head of Software.

I know I'm late to the party on this article, so please excuse my

Gregor Hohpe SOA - Same Old Architecture

I often have angst about how my relatively narrow focus on web
presentation technologies, and faces in specific, is potentially career

Keynote panel

Q: Motorola guy: Why should I believe that J2EE will withstand the .NET

A.Cliff: IBM

A.Mark: people may not want vendor lock-in.  People aren't putting all
their IP...

  Tapestry Overview


    Minimizes java coding

    Developer Focused


    Simplified, readable HTML

    True separation of MVC

    minimal java coding...

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...

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...

Rod Johnson, why J2EE projects fail