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Ed Burns is a Java Champion and currently Principal Architect on the Java Tooling and Experiences team at Microsoft. In this role, Ed will help make Azure the best place for Enterprise Java. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ed was a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff At Oracle. While there, Ed was the specification lead or co-lead for JavaServer Faces, the standard Web Application Framework for Java EE, and for Servlet, the standard HTTP API for Java EE. Ed continued in these roles from his work at Sun Microsystems, Inc. In these roles, Ed lead a team of web experts from across the industry in developing JavaServer Faces and Servlet 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 is an experienced international conference speaker, with consistently high attendence numbers and ratings at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle CodeOne, JavaOne (Rockstar award winner 2016), Devoxx, JavaPolis, GeekOut, Code Europe, The GlobalCode Developer's Conference, DevNexus, JAOO, JAX, W-JAX, No Fluff Just Stuff, JA-SIG, DOAG, JavaLand, ConFESS, JSF Days, 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). Further information and blogs may be found at http://purl.oclc.org/NET/edburns/. Read his blog here.

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