Ed Burns

Spec Lead for JSF; author of JSF 2.0: The Complete Reference

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 JavaServerâ„¢ 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/.


De-mystifying JSF
Enterprise Grade Ajax with JSF
Scripting JSF


JavaServer Faces 2.0, The Complete Reference

The Definitive Guide to JavaServer Faces 2.0

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.

  • Set up a development environment and build a JSF application
  • Understand the JSF request processing lifecycle
  • Use the Facelets View Declaration Language, managed beans, and the JSF expression language (EL)
  • Define page flow with the JSF Navigation Model, including the new "Implicit Navigation" feature
  • Work with the user interface component model and the JSF event model, including support for bookmarkable pages and the POST, REDIRECT, GET pattern
  • Use the new JSR-303 Bean Validation standard for model data validation
  • Build Ajax-enabled custom UI components Extend JSF with custom non-UI components
  • Manage security, accessibility, internationalization, and localization
  • Learn how to work with JSF and Portlets from the JSF Team Leader at Liferay, the leading Java Portal vendor

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.

Neil Griffin is committer and JSF Team Lead for Liferay Portal and the co-founder of The PortletFaces Project.

Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessonal.com/computingdownload

Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers: Riding the IT Crest

A-list Programmers Reveal How to Develop Breakout Skills

Find out what it takes to push your programming chops to the next level and design killer software by getting inside the minds of today's rock star programmers:

  • Rod Johnson, Inventor of the Spring Framework
  • Adrian Colyer, Pioneer of Aspect Oriented Programming Tools, Project Lead of AspectJ
  • Java Posse--Tor Norbye, Joe Nuxoll, Carl Quinn, and Dick Wall
  • Chris Wilson, Lead Architect of Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Nikhil Kothari, Architect of ASP.NET AJAX
  • Hani Suleiman, Author of "The Bile Blog"
  • James Gosling, Father of Java
  • Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Creator of the Hudson Continuous Integration Tool
  • Herb Schildt, The World's Bestselling Programming Author
  • Floyd Marinescu, Co-founder of ServerSide.com; Founder and Lead Editor of InfoQ.com
  • Andy Hunt, Co-founder of the Pragmatic Programmers
  • Dave Thomas, Object Oriented Software Pioneer
  • Max Levchin, Co-founder and Former CTO of PayPal
  • Libor Michalek, Co-founder of Slide.com
  • Weird Al Yankovic, The Programmer's Rock Star

JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference (Complete Reference Series)

Ideal for the 3+ million Java developers, this fast-paced tutorial offers in-depth coverage of JavaServer Faces (JSF) -- Sun Microsystem's Web application architecture for the future. Co-written by the #1 JSF expert in the Java community, this book offers the most complete resource on JSF available. * Extensive coverage on JSF custom component development * Serves as a thorough introduction to AJAX technology and techniques * Numerous custom JSF component examples including AJAX enabled components provided