Java EE Productivity Report 2011 marked JSF as the most popular web framework (or standard). This has drawn quite a few negative comments, including Matt Raible quoted in the report and a few others in comments and in the follow-up post Reactions to the Java EE Productivity Report. Personally, I felt that the comments were too aggressive and I asked Ed Burns, the JSF spec lead, for his opinion. This guest post is written by him. He raises some very interesting questions and I’d really like to see a reasonable discussion about this.