Since it began life a little over three years ago, the Scalatra web micro-framework has evolved into a lightweight but full-featured MVC framework with a lively community behind it. Scalatra started out as a port of Ruby's Sinatra to the Scala language. Since then the two systems have evolved independently, with Scalatra gaining capabilities such as an Atmosphere integration and Akka support.
Citing a need to be able to respond faster to events, and disappointment in the feature set and timeframe for Java 7, the team behind guardian.co.uk is using Scala as an alternative to Java for their new projects. InfoQ spoke to Web Platform Development Team Lead Graham Tackley about their current stack, the reasons behind the move, and the experience of using Scala in large-scale development.
In this book review of Grails A Quick-Start Guide, InfoQ spoke with author Dave Klein about best practices when using Grails for web application development and the tool support.
Bertrand Paquet and Gael Lazzari of Octo Technology explore Unit Testing GWT applications and introduce their own open source gwt-test-utils framework. 2
Apache Wicket is a powerful, light-weight component-based web application framework with strong separation of presentation and business logic. 1
Grails and Flex both have significant advantages in different parts of the software stack. In this new article you will learn how they can be combined to take advantage of each's strengths. 11
Jeff Dwyer discusses his new book, GWT 1.5, and creating searchable Ajax applications. 1
This article covers setting up a RichFaces portlet using JBoss Portlet Container and JBoss Portlet Bridge, deploying a RichFaces portlet, and RichFaces capabilities. 3
This article covers setting up a new project using JBoss Portlet Container and JBoss Portlet Bridge, configuring a JSF app to use JBoss Portlet Bridge, and JBoss Portlet Bridge capabilities. 6