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/.
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Fully revised and updated for all of the changes in JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0, this comprehensive volume covers every aspect of the official standard Web development architecture for JavaEE. Inside this authoritative resource, the co-spec lead for JSF at Sun Microsystems shows you how to create dynamic, cross-browser Web applications that deliver a world-class user experience while preserving a high level of code quality and maintainability.
JavaServer Faces 2.0: The Complete Reference features an integrated sample application to use as a model for your own JSF applications, with code available online. The book explains all JSF features, including the request processing lifecycle, managed beans, page navigation, component development, Ajax, validation, internationalization, and security. Expert Group Insights throughout the book offer insider information on the design of JSF.
Ed Burns is a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems and is the co-specification lead for JavaServer Faces. He is the co-author of JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference and author of Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers.
Chris Schalk is a developer advocate and works to promote Google's APIs and technologies. He is currently engaging the international Web development community with the new Google App Engine and OpenSocial APIs.
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