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MVC 1.0 JSR Created for Java EE

by Matt Raible on  Sep 17, 2014 3

Oracle recently announced a JSR for MVC 1.0. JSR 371 was motivated by results of a Java EE 8 Survey, covered by InfoQ in March of this year. 61% of those surveyed supported the idea of providing support for an action-based MVC framework, alongside JSF. Only 26% felt there was an existing framework that could do the job, and 42% of those mentioned Spring MVC.

PrimeFaces 5 Released with Rewritten Mobile and Greatly Improved Push Support

by Matt Raible on  May 29, 2014

The latest release of PrimeTek's PrimeFaces 5.0 adds a new charting API, new components, rewritten mobile support, a new exception handler and improved push features. Nicknamed PF5, the release is compatible with JavaServer Faces 2.0 and greater. PrimeFaces Mobile (PFM) has been rewritten from scratch and is now included in the core distribution. PFM is built on jQuery Mobile.

Java EE 7 Delivers Expression Language Enhancements

by Dan Woods on  Jul 08, 2013 1

In the arsenal of enhancements that come with Java EE 7 is an overhaul of the Java Expression Language API known as Expression Language 3. Specified by JSR-341, the collection of enhancements to the EL API includes support for lambda expressions, static field and method access, as well as improvements for collection processing and a standalone processor mode.

JSF 2.2 and HTML5

by Charles Humble on  Jun 28, 2013

Though only a minor release, the updates in JSF 2.2, in particular the ability to pass through HTML attributes without the JSF components needing to be aware of them, are important for developers wanting to use HTML5 technologies in a JSF application.

Vaadin 7 Arrives with GWT as an Integrated Component

by Abhay Bakshi on  Feb 28, 2013 2

Vaadin has released version 7 of its Java-based web application framework. The Vaadin 7 platform is the framework's first major update since 2009.

Community-Driven Research: Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM

by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 09, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 10th question: "Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

JBoss Developer Framework: A Documentation Hub For JBoss Technologies

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Sep 05, 2012

JBoss Developer Framework is a central documentation resource for JBoss related technologies. The emphasis is on showing a developer how to use the whole software stack at all layers (e.g. user interface and persistence layer) in a single place. It contains Maven quickstarts, tutorials, migration documentation and other resources related to web development for the JBoss Application Server.

Strong Reaction from Mobile Community over PrimeFaces for ASP.NET Announcement

by Martin Monroe on  Aug 29, 2012 1

Prime Technology clarified its plans for a new version of PrimeFaces Mobile amid strong reactions from the mobile community over its intent to develop its PrimeFaces application for the .NET environment. No stranger to controversy, Prime Technology was embroiled in a disagreement chronicled earlier this year in InfoQ about a competitor, Icesoft Technologies, forking from their PrimeFaces code.

OmniFaces: A Utility Library for Java Server Faces

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jul 25, 2012 2

OmniFaces is a utility library attempting to ease JSF development for Enterprise applications. It offers several solutions for common issues encountered in JSF, including validation for component groups, a renderkit for HTML5, full Ajax exception handling and more. It complements existing JSF implementations such as ICEFaces, PrimeFaces and RichFaces.

IceFaces Ace Forks PrimeFaces for jQuery Support, PrimeFaces not Happy

by Rick Hightower on  Feb 16, 2012 9

PrimeFaces is claiming IceSoft copied PrimeFaces code "LINE BY LINE" for its new IceSoft Ace. While not claiming legal issues with the fork, the PrimeFaces team is "shocked and disappointed" and claim the new IceSoft Ace components are "up to 90% copied" from PrimeFaces. InfoQ caught up with PrimeFaces and IceSoft about this issue. Is it ok for a competitor to fork an Apache licensed project?

PrimeFaces 3.0 Released: Ajax, Mobile and IE 9 Components for JSF2

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Feb 11, 2012 4

PrimeFaces 3.0 was recently released offering an extensive suite of JSF2 Ajax enabled components, a separate version for iPhone/Android devices and support for Internet Explorer 9.

JSF 2.x Update from Ed Burns

by Rick Hightower on  Jan 31, 2012 4

InfoQ got a chance to catch up with Ed Burns, JSF specification lead. Ed shared his viewpoints on where JSF stands in light of Ajax, and HTML5 as well as a recap of what happened in JSF 2.0, 2.1 and what is happening in 2.2. Ed covers how JSPs are first processed as Facelets, multi-tenancy, how JSF will support HTML 5, JSF adoption, high-traffic sites that use JSF, and more.

Oracle Moves JDeveloper to OSGi Backbone, Adds JSF 2 Support, Hudson Integration

by Charles Humble on  Jun 07, 2011 4

Oracle has today released Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2, along with an update to their meta MVC framework Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework). The release includes support for JSF 2.0 and Facelets, adds Hudson integration to Oracle TPC, and improves hot deployment for ADF. At the same time JDeveloper has been re-architected to sit on top of an OSGi backbone.

Oracle's Java EE 7 Plans Include Adding Cloud and HTML5 Support to the Platform

by Charles Humble on  Mar 15, 2011 2

Oracle filed the umbrella JSR for Java EE 7 last week, and the specification has now passed the initial review ballot stage. The overarching themes are emerging web technologies, cloud computing, and continued ease of use improvements including an overhaul to the JMS API. Elsewhere, JPA is scheduled to receive attention, and Oracle is talking about plans to revive the long dormant JCACHE JSR.

Pete Muir Discusses Seam 3, RichFaces 4, and His Move to Infinispan

by Charles Humble on  Feb 08, 2011 1

Red Hat's JBoss division have a number of updates in the pipeline for the next couple of months, including major new releases of their web application framework Seam, and JSF component library RichFaces. InfoQ spoke to Pete Muir, a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, about what is coming, and his own move from the Seam team to the Infinispan data grid team.

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