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Infragistics NetAdvantage JSF Component Suite Offers Portal Support

by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 20, 2008

The latest version of NetAdvantage JSF component suite offers portal support and intra-portlet communication. Infragistics announced the release of NetAdvantage for JSF Version 8.1 which is a toolset of AJAX-enabled controls for building applications using JSF technology. NetAdvantage includes a DataGrid with hierarchical views and a WebChart component with 2-D and 3-D charting based on JOGL API.

Early Draft released for JavaServer Faces 2.0 - Improved Interoperability for JavaScript Libraries

by Dio Synodinos on  Jun 13, 2008

The early draft for JSR 314 has been released under the Java Community Process Program. It is an update of the JavaServer Faces specification to version 2.0. This next generation of JSF is an attempt to bring the best ideas in web application development to the Java EE platform and is already receiving positive feedback from the community, especially because of its improved AJAX support.

WebDSL: Lessons Learned from Creating a DSL

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 13, 2008

In this article, Eelco Visser summarizes his approach to design WebDSL, a domain-specific language for developing dynamic web applications with a rich data model with a target architecture based on JBoss's Seam. He discusses paradigms and challenges of Language Engineering while sharing some of the lessons he learned along the way.

Spring Web Flow 2.0.0.RC1 Released; Adds Ajax, JSF, and Security Integration

by Slobojan, Donald and Grelle on  Apr 17, 2008

InfoQ sat down with Keith Donald and Jeremy Grelle of the Spring Web team to discuss the release of Web Flow 2.0.0.RC1, the first production release candidate for the next major release of Web Flow. Web Flow is an extension to Spring MVC for implementing flows in a web application.

JSF Testing Tools

by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 31, 2007 2

Unit testing JSF applications has been considered difficult because of the constraints of testing JSF components outside the container. But this trend is changing with JSFUnit and other JSF test frameworks like Shale Test and JSF Extensions that support white-box testing approach to unit test both client and server components of the web application.

Does the rise of Service Oriented UI (SOUI) means the death of server-assisted MVC?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 12, 2007 20

Nolan Wright thinks server-assisted MVC implementations are a thing of the past and that Services, Ajax and DHTML can greatly simplify the way we build web applications.

JBoss RichFaces 3.1: Ajax4JSF and Exadel RichFaces integrated as single open source library

by Ryan Slobojan on  Sep 30, 2007

JBoss, a division of RedHat, recently released version 3.1 of the RichFaces JSF library. Stemming from a partnership with Exadel, this release is the first one to integrate the Ajax4JSF project with the formerly commercial RichFaces. InfoQ took the opportunity to learn more about RichFaces and what this release brings to the JSF space.

RSF released with support for DWR-style Ajax

by Rob Thornton on  Sep 28, 2007

The Reasonable Server Faces (RSF) project recently released version 0.7.2. RSF is a web framework based on Spring and covering much of the same ground as JSF. RSF advocates zero server state designs.

HDIV 2.0: Security framework now integrates with Spring MVC and JSTL

by Ryan Slobojan on  Sep 14, 2007

HDIV, an open-source web application security framework, recently released version 2.0. InfoQ spoke with HDIV project lead Roberto Velasco Sarasola to learn more about this release.

Eclipse Web Tools Platform 2.0: Now with JPA and JSF tools

by Ryan Slobojan on  Aug 15, 2007

As part of the Eclipse 3.3 (Europa) release two months ago, Version 2.0 of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) was released. InfoQ spoke with WTP co-lead Jess Garms to learn more about this release and about WTP in general.

Gavin King's Second Wishlist for Java EE 6: JSF and EL Enhancements

by Scott Delap on  Jul 09, 2007 4

Gavin King, Hibernate creator and Seam project lead, has posted the second and third parts to his wishlist for Java EE 6. In these installments he focuses on enhancements for JSF and Unified EL.

A Wicket User Revisits JSF

by Scott Delap on  May 18, 2007 7

Peter Thomas recently took a second look at JSF after developing most recently with Wicket. Thomas uses the creation of a simple discussion forum for his comparison showing various portions of each implementation side by side including web.xml, dependencies, and business/presentation components.

Oracle JDeveloper 11g Preview and over 80 AJAX-enabled Open Source JSF Components Released

by James Kao on  May 17, 2007 8

Oracle has released a technology preview version of its JDeveloper 11g IDE along with over 80 freely-available AJAX-enabled JSF components, bolstering its visual development capabilities with improved support for rich-client interfaces, live database connectivity, data binding, and more.

Four Ways to Ajax Enable a Java EE Application

by Rob Thornton on  Jan 10, 2007

Sun's Developer Network posted a series of four articles late last year on different ways to add Ajax to a Java EE application. Each article covers a different way of adding in Ajax, including do-it-yourself, using Dojo, JSF components, and JSF phase listeners.

Reasons to choose Wicket over JSF and Spring MVC

by Rob Thornton on  Dec 19, 2006 43

A recent post to the Wicket mailing list details some reasons to choose Wicket over Spring MVC or JSF. Wicket is a component based web application framework.

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