About Ed Burns
Ed Burns is currently a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. At Sun, Ed leads a team of web experts from across the industry in developing JavaServer™ Faces Technology through the Java Community Process and in open source. His areas of professional interests include web application frameworks, AJAX, reducing complexity, test driven development, requirements gathering, and computer supported collaborative work. Before working on JavaServer Faces, Ed worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat, the Cosmo Create HTML authoring tool, and the web transport layer in the Irix operating system from Silicon Graphics.
Ed has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. While at UIUC, Ed took a minor in Germanic Studies and worked for IBM in the co-op program, where he first aquired a fondness for computer history by working on System 370 Office Software.
Ed has presented many times at Sun's JavaOne conference, given a keynote address at the W-JAX conference in Munich, Germany, and also has spoken at numerous Java User Group meetings. Further information and blogs may be found at http://purl.oclc.org/NET/edburns/.