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).
It’s hard to overstate how much has changed in the world since HTTP 1.1 went final in June of 1999. There were no smartphones, Google had not yet IPO’d, Java Swing was less than a year old… you get the idea. Yet for all that change, HTTP remains at version 1.1.
Change is finally coming. HTTP 2.0 should be complete by 2015, and with that comes the need for a new version of Servlet. It will embrace HTTP 2.0 and expose its key features to Java EE 8 applications. This session gives a peek into the progress of the Servlet spec and shares some ideas about how developers can take advantage of this exciting
update to the world’s most successful application protocol on the world’s most popular programming language.