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 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.
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 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.
Thymeleaf is a XML/HTML template engine for Java, whose main goal is to provide a well-formed way of creating templates. Thymeleaf 2.0 includes a lot of new features, including improvements for developers who create Thymeleaf extensions. Here's a quick run down of what's new.
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 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.
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.
The Grails development team at SpringSource, a division of VMWare, recently announced the release of Grails 2.0. This release improves Grails usability akin to Roo console support. GORM, the persistence layers in Grails, maximises the DSL support from the Groovy 1.8 via AST transformations.
Typesafe announced the Play framework will be included in the Typesafe Stack 2.0. The Play framework is a Rails/Grails like framework originally focused on Java not Scala. Now the Play framework 2.0 supports Scala and Java as first class citizen. InfoQ catches up with Donald Fischer, President and CEO of Typesafe, to get his thoughts on adding the Play framework to the Typesafe Stack.
Scala+GWT makes it possible to run Scala in the browser, the latest release supports most of the language. The new Scala+GWT Eclipse plug-in uses GWT's development mode for faster turnaround. Also, the Scala team announced a new documentation website and the date for 2012's Scala Days conference.
Google announced yesterday that their Google Plugin for Eclipse is now fully open source under the Eclipse Public License. This includes the GWT Designer, which is based on the Window Designer project that had previously been open-sourced from their Instantiations purchase in late 2010.
The Apache Wicket project has released version 1.5 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework, with new HTML 5 components, and Improvements to the message/event model.