Site and URL changes

In preparation for the release of my latest book, JavaServer Faces, I’ve renamed and rearranged the content on this site a bit. The new official URL is The old URL will also point to this site for some time, but it will eventually be deactivated. If you link to the site, please change your link URLs.

The site now contains information about all my books, recent articles, consulting services, and references to many other useful server-side Java resources. Please let me know if you have suggestions about other information or features for this site.

JavaServer Faces 1.0 released

The long awaited JavaServer Faces (JSF) 1.0 specification is finally available in its final form. JSF is the latest addition to the Java web tier technology toolbox, allowing you to use a design model similar to the one used for traditional GUI programming for web application development.

contributed to the specification as a member of the JSF “expert group” (EG) and have written a book about how to use this new and exciting technology. The book is scheduled for release late April 2004, and you can pre-order it now at and other online book stores.

3rd Edition available

The third edition of my JSP book is now available in stores and online, e.g., at and other shopping sites.

It covers the new JSP 2.0, JSTL 1.1 and Servlet 2.4 specifications (i.e., J2EE 1.4) with exiting new features such as tag files (JSP-like files for developing custom tags), use of the Expression Language in template text and any element attribute value, more powerful XML format support, and a simplified API for Java tag handlers.

The JCP turns 5

The Java Community Process (JCP), through which all Java specifications are developed, celebrates its five year anniversary in December. As an active JCP participant, I’m interviewed in an article that discusses what the JCP has gone through since its inception and what’s in store for the future.