I am pleased to announce a new podcast on JSF Central. In this podcast JSFCentral editor-in-chief Kito D. Mann interviews Ian Hlavats about designing for JSF, working with teams of developers and designers, and the JSFToolbox Suite, a set of Dreamweaver plug-ins for JSF. Here is an excerpt:
Kito: I am here today with Ian Hlavats who works on the JSFToolbox Suite, which is a set of Dreamweaver plug-ins for JSF. Ian is one of our speakers. We are going to chat a little bit today about JSF and designing with JSF from a designer's perspective, what it's like to work for different teams-a design oriented team and a development oriented team that work together. We will also talk about Ian's product as well. So Ian why don't you start just by telling us a little bit about yourself.
Ian: First I want to say thank you very much for this opportunity to be here at JSFOne as a speaker and to meet all these great people and learn a lot about different JSF technologies, and also to showcase my company's technology which is -- as you mentioned -- JSFToolbox for Dreamweaver.
A little bit about myself, I actually have a background in philosophy. I have a Bachelor of Humanities degree, which is interesting if you think about it. Now I am working in IT in a Java capacity; it wasn't necessarily a linear path from one to the other. In fact, over the last seven or eight years or so, I have been progressively learning more about the web and about Java development. I have always had an interest in the potential of the web as an interactive medium. I have been working as a Java developer and instructor and trainer now for the last four or five years, and I became quite interested in JSF a few years ago when I discovered it and decided, "You know this is a pretty good framework, actually. We could build some really good web applications on this."