Microsoft released a preview of Volta last month. Many people have commented on this new technology and the concept of Architecture Factoring. Some have compared Volta with GWT. InfoQ interviewed Didier Girard, CTO of SFEIR, who has lead the development of several GWT projects and reviewed Volta recently.
JSF, DWR, and Dojo are all popular technologies in their own right. Integrating them into a portal environment can prove an intimidating exercise however. This article looks at how one developer implemented such a solution using custom JSF components.
There is a client platform that's already present on nearly every user's desktop, one which provides an amazing amount of power and flexibility in its user interface options, and provides a familiar user-interactive style that undergoes intensive study with every release. Ted Neward introduces the Microsoft Office platform as a rich client technology with examples of Excel - Java integration.
.NET developer Stephen Chu gives us some insight into his transition to Ruby on Rails programming. 28