Edward J. Burns
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Put my experience and education to work in a creatively challenging
organization dedicated to producing world-class software through efficient
application of software engineering practices.
I have developed my career with proven distinctions in three related
core competencies: software
development, technical writer, and
Oracle America, Inc.
2017-06 — 2018-12, Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, Santa Clara, CA
Cloud Collections State Service
- Team member working on upcoming addition to Oracle's public cloud:
tentatively called Cloud Collections State Service. This technology
brings the power of Oracle Coherence to the Oracle public cloud. Cloud
Collections is delivered as Kubernetes-orchestrated Docker containers
- On the Cloud Collections team, I work in development on the Java,
2016-07 — 2017-05, Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, Santa Clara, CA
Etcd on Oracle Coherence
- I worked on a project to build an Etcd implementation on top of
Oracle Coherence, a high performance distributed key/value store.
- Help to transition JavaServer Faces (JSF) to the Eclipse Foundation
for continued evolution by the community.
- Mentor Beijing team responsible for continued maintenance of
Oracle's JSF implementation before and after transition to Eclipse.
2015-09 — 2016-06, Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, Santa Clara, CA
Microservices Development Project
- At the dawn of the microservices boom, I worked on a project to
create a successor to Java EE for the microservices world. This service
would be Java powered, Docker based, and cloud ready. It was built on
Apache Mesos/Marathon and featured support for many microservices best
practices, including: blue-green deployments, canary testing, circuit
breakers, service regiestires, and API discovery.
2013-06 — 2015-08, Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, Santa Clara, CA
Java EE 8
2010-08 — 2013-05, Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, Santa Clara, CA
Java EE 7
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
2002-10 — 2010-07, Senior Staff Engineer, Santa Clara, CA
Java EE 6
- Specification lead
for JSF 2.0.
- Was instrumental in promoting JSF by writing books, teaching
classes and giving frequent conference presentations.
- Help lead a team of industry experts from leading companies such
as IBM, BEA, Sun, and Oracle in developing the specification for JSF.
- Pioneered and patented techniques for using JSF and AJAX together
B1, US 7,788,341 B1).
2001-09 — 2002-09, Staff Engineer, Santa Clara, CA
- Team leader
web application framework since early days of project. Leveraged
extreme programming concepts to lead a three person team in tackling
an ambitious, highly visible, project on an aggressive schedule.
1997-01 — 2001-08, Staff Engineer, Santa Clara, CA
- Lead engineer for Java
integration in the Netscape 6 web browser. Netscape 6 is several million
lines of open source code.
Deep knowledge of C++, Win32 internals, XPCOM, GNU/Linux, JNI, and Java.
- Designed and implemented an open source Java API to web
browsing functionality. The API has implementations rooted in Netscape 6,
ICE, and Internet Explorer. Several customers are using the webclient API in
their custom products. The API also ships standard with Netscape 6.01 for
- Was instrumental in conceiving and implementing a grass-roots CASE tool to
gather software requirements. Utilized XML, XSL and servlet technologies to
provide a web front end.
- Lead engineer for front end of 100% Pure Java multi-dimensional
Silicon Graphics: 1995-06 — 1997-01, Core Engineer for Web Authoring Tool,
Mountain View, CA
National Center for Supercomputing Applications: 1994-08 —
1995-06, Developer for Mosaic for X, Champaign, IL
- Collaborated on a self-started two person team to design, implement and
maintain a C++ web transport library. Drove the library from inception through
two major releases. This library provides the foundation for SGI's web
applications and ships on every SGI computer since IRIX 6.2.
- Integrated the web transport library into CosmoCreate to enable
viewing and authoring pages over the web. This provided experience in
extending legacy code well past initial requirements.
International Business Machines: 1992-01 — 1994-05,
Networking Systems division, Research Triangle Park, NC
- Implemented enabling features for browsing and posting to the Common
Client Interface (CCI)
library. Added Perl
interface to CCI, enabling perl programs to become web active.
- Conceived and implemented WebCast,
a collaborative muticast (MBONE) program that enables sharing of web pages
between Mosaic's all over the world using the CCI and the reliable Multicast
Protocol (RMP) library.
- Contributed to CallPath
Server digital telephony software for AIX and OS/2.
- Designed and implemented OS/2 based CASE system for automated System
Published Books with McGraw-Hill Professional
Continuous Integration in Practice. Published: September 4th 2013
My most recent book is a practical guide to implementing continuous
integration using Hudson, one of the pioneering tools in the field.
Faces 2.0, The Complete Reference. Published: November 2nd 2009
JSF 2.0 was a blockbuster release and introduced a large number of new
and powerful features. This book was much more than an update of the
first edition. More than two thirds of the content was brand new,
documenting all of the new features.
of the Rock Star Programmers: Riding the IT Crest. Published:
February 21st 2008 ISBN: 9780071490832
This book is a collection of incisive interviews I conducted with some
of the top practicing programmers of the day. I tried to discover and
share the secrets of their professional success in technical, business,
career, and personal domains. I continue to evolve this idea
as a lecture, including new interviews with an
expanding cadre of contemporary rock star programmers.
Faces: The Complete Reference. Published: August 25th 2006, ISBN:
My first book, at over 800 printed pages, is true to its title. It
introduces JSF and provides a complete reference to all of its
Starting in 2004, My blog covers topics of interest to the practicing
programmer, mostly in Java, but also with higher level topics such as
REST, architecture, and industry analysis.
I have over thirteen years of extensive international conference
speaking and training experience, having developed and delivered a broad
range of conference sessions and full day training workshops on a wide
array of software topics. I started with sessions and trainings on JSF
and J2EE in 2005 and continue in the present day with Docker,
Kubernetes, and cloud technologies.
A complete list of my sessions and training is at <http://purl.oclc.org/NET/edburns/speaking-engagements/>
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering Co-Op
program, Computer Science Curriculum. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
with International minor in Germanic Studies, emphasis on computer music.
Degree Date: Spring 1995. GPA: 4.3/5.0
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; TOOLS; RELATED COURSES
Java, Java EE, HTTP/2, Go, Python, Swift, Kubernetes, Helm, Docker,
Etcd, Redis, Ansible, Mesos/Maraton, AJAX, SOA, JNI, C++, C, Perl, UML,
XSL, XML, SOAP, J2EE, Struts, CSS, HTML, CGI, Fortify, Git, Mercurial,
(Jenkins/GitLab), JSON, swagger/OpenAPI, Objective C, Fortran, Assembly,
LISP, Rexx; COM, Emacs, Purify, gdb, dbx, performance analyzers, test
driven development; Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Distributed
Networks, Sun Certified Java 2 Architect
Created: 13 August 1995 Last modified: 11 October 2018
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