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Jim Driscoll

Jim Driscoll has been at Sun for over 13 years, ever since he joined JavaSoft to work on the Java Web Server and the first version of Servlets. At various times, he has been the manager of the J2EE RI, the Java Web Services Developer Pack, and a host of Open Source, web and XML projects that Sun has either participated in or led. His current job title is Senior Engineer, on the JavaServer Faces team, and he has been specializing in Ajax. He lives and works in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay area.

 

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In a previous posting, I described the basic structure of a JSF 2.0 composite component.


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In my previous blog post, I talked about the New Composite Component feature of JSF. I'll come back to...


One of the pain points for JSF has always been the complexity that you face in creating components. In JSF 2.0, creating a new component that's made up of existing components is a snap...

The Mojarra Project is proud to announce the release of the JSF 2.0 EDR2 implementation.


"EDR" stands for Early Draft Review, so this is an early snapshot of what we're doing with...


In a previous blog on the topic, I talked about creating a Glassfish Update Center Module....

I just finished writing a Glassfish v3 update center module. It's a fairly different process from v2, which I also blogged about, so I thought I'd detail what's necessary to do it.

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The Mojarra Project is proud to announce the release of the JSF 2.0 EDR1 implementation.


"EDR" stands for Early Draft Review, so this is a very early snapshot of what we're...


There have already been a few blogs on creating Glassfish addon modules and update center modules. In particular, the one by...

Here's the Comet TicTacToe that I went over in my BOF on Comet on Wednesday night.

In my previous blog, I mentioned that I didn't like the hack of reloading the iframe via the post action...

I was looking at a recent blog by Shing Wai Chan and going through the Comet example, when I noticed that the example...

I'm currently learning JSF, and wanted to give a little Google link love to a really great guide to learning JSF's use with databases, especially the datatable component.

The...

Java's been broken on Hardy Heron for a while, but I just upgraded to Alpha 5 and found out for myself :-(

The symptoms of the bug are a crash with an error message that contains:
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It's that time again... JavaOne time. What? Barely over the parties from last year? That's ok - it's in May. But meetings are starting to determine the content for May, and I thought I'd...

Like all of Sun US, I was off last week, so I apologize if this was already mentioned (and I missed it), but the JavaOne Tech Sessions...

So, as I've mentioned too ...


Sun started working on a lot of AJAX things about a year ago. As the manager for the Java Web Tier, that meant that I was pretty involved with most of the work we're doing.

In a previous post, I talked about how the people who run the conference were planning on having a new way...

One nice thing about being around this stuff forever: You end up on all the interesting committees. I'm...

I've been doing servlets and JSPs longer than any other person on the planet (which in itself is a story for another time), so when I read a few things about the history of servlets in Beyond Java...

Did you know that the Open Source Initiative, aka the OSI, has a mailing list to discuss license issues?


Neither did I, until a couple of...

In my last blog's comments, Chris Mahan posited that Sun would send lawyers after a hapless coder,...


I recently had a very sincere person, who I have every reason to respect, tell me: "I thought about downloading your code, but I don't want to be tainted." He further went on to say "If...

As you know, we've open sourced Sun's AS PE (as Project GlassFish).

In my last blog's comments, I had a couple of people raise the issue of joint copyright assignment. The...

In a recent article, both Marc Fleury of JBoss and Bill Roth of BEA are said to be telling the press that CDDL isn'...

In addition to working on Project GlassFish, as a manager at Sun I get assigned all kinds of fun projects. For the first time ever this year, I was involved in planning the Web and XML track at...

I'm in the Grizzly Tech session, and at the end, they're showing some performance numbers.

For a dynamic content, servlet oriented, non-trivial task, the numbers that they've found show...

Despite a last minute change of time, and a change of room, we packed the room to discuss Project GlassFish last night...



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