Bill Burke

Bill Burke is a Fellow at the JBoss division of REd Hat Inc. A long time JBoss contributor and architect, his current project is RESTEasy, RESTful Web Services for Java.

RESTful Java with JAX-RS 2.0 RESTful Java with JAX-RS 2.0
by Bill Burke
Second Edition November 2013
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $33.99

Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1
by Andrew Lee Rubinger, Bill Burke
Sixth Edition September 2010
Print: $54.99
Ebook: $43.99

RESTful Java with JAX-RS RESTful Java with JAX-RS
by Bill Burke
November 2009

Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0
by Richard Monson-Haefel, Bill Burke
Fifth Edition May 2006
Ebook: $39.99

Enterprise JavaBeans Enterprise JavaBeans
by Richard Monson-Haefel, Bill Burke, Sacha Labourey
Fourth Edition June 2004

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Keycloak Beta-1 Released!

May 29 2014

Keycloak Beta-1 has been released!  We’re edging closer to 1.0! Please visit the Keycloak website for links to documentation and downloads.  A lot of hard work the last few months by Stian, Marek, myself and other contributors to bring you loads of new features and improvements: LDAP/Active Directory integration built… read more

Translating “Right tool for the job”

April 25 2014

When I hear somebody say “Right tool for the job” I cringe.  The acid in my stomach starts to churn.  My blood pressure goes up.  I just feel like lashing out or screaming.  Why do I get this reaction?  Its a simple, logical statement.  Sounds like great advice, right?  In… read more

Resteasy 3.0.7.Final Released

March 31 2014

Ron fixed a few bugs in validation. Netty improvements. A few other bug fixes here and there. As usual, follow links from to download and view documentation and release notes. read more

Enterprise Dev with GWT, Java EE, and Errai

March 13 2014

Here’s an interesting testimonial on using GWT, Java EE, and Errai to build an application. “When I stumbled upon Errai, I was re-introduced to JEE.  We had previously explored a variety of backend frameworks, including Spring and most recently Guice.  I was instantly amazed and attracted to the simplicity and… read more

Keycloak Alpha 3 Released

March 12 2014

Another big feature release for Keycloak.  As usual, go to to find documentation and download links.  Here are the highlights of Alpha 3: Minimal support for OpenID Connect.  Claims like email, full name, etc. can now be transmitted and viewed with IDToken passed after login. Configurable allowed claims.  What… read more

April talk on Keycloak

March 10 2014

I’ll be doing a talk on Keycloak April 17th at Devnation in San Francisco.  Devnation is running the same time as Red Hat summit and JUDCon.  I should be around earlier in the week too.  For those that suffer through all my “errs” and “uhms”, I’ll be giving away 2… read more

Project Hammock: Undertow + Resteasy + Weld

February 27 2014

John Ament, a long time lurker on resteasy-dev list has put together a lightweight combination of Undertow + Resteasy + Weld called Hammock.  We’ve gotten in some PRs from him to help make this a reality, hope to get more.  I’m hoping somebody puts together this combination with Netty too… read more