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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.

Joy of StackMob

by Martin Monroe on  Jun 26, 2013 2

In the beginning of MBaaS, there was StackMob. Since then the mobile ecosystem has become flooded with competitors in this new approach to app dynamics. InfoQ takes a closer look at the Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) provider StackMob and its privacy practices.

Perceptual Testing for Safer Continuous Deployment

by Grischa Ekart on  Jun 20, 2013

Brett Slatkin from Google presented a method for visual regression testing at Velocity 2013 in Santa Clara. Perceptual diff compares screenshots of a release's webpages with its previous versions and detects changes at pixel level, filling an important gap in automated testing for Continuous Deployment. An open source version of the software has been setup on github.

Struts 1 Reaches End Of Life

by Charles Humble on  Apr 07, 2013 7

Struts 1, the venerable Java MVC Web framework, has reached End Of Life status, the Apache foundation has announced. In a sense, the move simply formalises what has already happened, as the Struts team have focused their efforts on version 2; the last release of Struts 1 was in December 2008. The change of status does mean that no further security patches or bug fixes will be issued.

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.

CAST: Adding Spring Lowers the Quality of JEE Applications

by Abel Avram on  Feb 14, 2013 25

A CAST report discloses that JEE enterprise software has lower quality when using Spring or Struts than using just Hibernate. Also, the quality degrades when Java is mixed with C or C++.

Lienzo 1.0: A Scene Graph API In Java For The HTML5 Canvas

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jan 25, 2013 5

Lienzo 1.0 is a new GWT library offering an advanced API over the HTML5 Canvas. AS well as the low level operations already offered by Canvas in GWT, Lienzo adds a rich set of GUI primitives such as shapes, zooming, animations, drag-and-drop, event handling and more

Flash4j 3.0 - A Java Api For Flash Development

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jan 16, 2013 5

Flash4j is a Java API (initially a wrapper over Apache Flex) that offers Java developers a familiar way to develop Flash applications in pure Java without knowledge of ActionScript.

What is the future for GWT?

by Peter Bell on  Jan 14, 2013 4

The newly formed Google Web Toolkit (GWT) steering committee recently published “The Future of GWT Report”, which captures the opinions, usage patterns and hopes of over 1300 Google Web Toolkit users worldwide.

Cloud Foundry Core: Portability Across Cloud Foundry Vendors

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Nov 28, 2012

Cloud Foundry Core is a web application that verifies public instances (Cloud Foundry Endpoints) against a common set of runtimes and services. This helps portability across companies that provide Cloud Foundry instances. At the same time a new version Micro Cloud Foundry is released with support for Java 7.0, JRuby, Play 2.0 framework and more.

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.

Apache Wicket 6 Released With Integrated jQuery Support

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Sep 24, 2012 1

The Apache Wicket project has released version 6 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework, with built-in support for jQuery , improved JavaScript event binding, easier OSGI bundling and experimental support for WebSockets.

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.

Community-Driven Research: JavaScript MVC Frameworks vs. Compile to JavaScript Languages

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 04, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with a 45th question: "JavaScript MVC Frameworks vs. Compile to JavaScript Languages". 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.

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.

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