Professional Biography for Ed Burns

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Long Version

Ed Burns is currently a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff at Oracle America, Inc. At Oracle, Ed is the specification lead for JavaServer Faces, the standard Web Application Framework for Java EE. Ed continued in this role from his work at Sun Microsystems, Inc. In this role, 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 acquired a fondness for computer history by working on System 370 Office Software.

Ed is a frequent speaker at international industry conferences, having presented many times at Oracle's JavaOneSM conference, given keynote addresses at the JAX conference in Mainz, the W-JAX conference in Munich, Germany and the Globalcode Developer's Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, and the JSFDays conference in Vienna Austria. In addition to keynotes, Ed has given technical sessions atnumerous international Java conferences including Javapolis, Jazoon, JAX-India, TheServerSide.com Java Symposium, No Fluff Just Stuff, the Ajax Experience, JAOO, and others, and also has spoken at many Java User Group meetings. A complete list of Ed's conference speaking experience is available at <http://purl.oclc.org/NET/edburns/speaking-engagements/> Further information and blogs may be found at <http://purl.oclc.org/NET/edburns/>.

Short Version

Ed has worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Netscape 6, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat and JavaServer Faces, and most recently, the Servlet specification. Ed leads or co-leads the expert groups for Servlet and JavaServer Faces. Ed has published four books with McGraw-Hill, JavaServerFaces: The Complete Reference (2006), Secrets of the Rockstar Programmers: Riding the IT crest (2008) JavaServer Faces 2.0: The Complete Reference (2010) and Hudson Continuous Integration In Practice (2013). To learn more about his books or projects, you can visit his website at <http://ridingthecrest.com/>.

Short Version with Conference Experience

Ed Burns is a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff at Oracle America, Inc. and has worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat and, most extensively, JavaServer Faces, on which he is the co-spec lead. Ed is also the co-spec lead for the Servlet specification. Ed is an experienced international conference speaker, with consistently high attendence numbers and ratings at JavaOne (Rockstar award winner 2016), Devoxx, DevNexus, JAOO, JAX, W-JAX, No Fluff Just Stuff, JA-SIG, The Ajax Experience, and Java and Linux User Groups. He has published four books with McGraw-Hill, JavaServerFaces: The Complete Reference (2006), Secrets of the Rockstar Programmers: Riding the IT crest (2008) JavaServer Faces 2.0: The Complete Reference (2010) and Hudson Continuous Integration In Practice (2013).


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