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Seam 1.1.5: Now tested on all major appservers

by Scott Delap on Feb 05, 2007 |
Red Hat has just released Seam framework 1.1.5 last week. Seam is an application framework for Java EE 5.0 the ties together many Java EE frameworks, such as EJB3, JSF, jBPM, JBoss Rules (Drools), and iText. Seam's stateful design allows those frameworks to interact with each other in ways that simplify the development of a variety of enterprise applications.

In the time since 1.0 Seam is being downloaded at the rate of 10,000 + monthly downloads. New features in Seam 1.1.5 from 1.1.0 as noted by Gavin King and Michael Yuan include:

  • A role-based and finely grained security framework. The framework is built on top of JBoss Rules and can accept very sophisticated access rules. Through simple annotations and JSF tags, you can control exactly who has access to what part of the application.
  • Support for generating PDF documents from JSF Facelet pages. Now you can output digitally signed PDFs as easy as outputting HTML web pages!
  • Template-based email support. Use Facelets template to compose emails. Never embed email messages in your Java code again.
  • Rich text support. With new JSF component tags in Seam UI, it is now easy to render user-input wiki text on web pages. This is a great feature for community driven web sites.
  • More JSF controls including one for select items from a data list, one for a GUI widget to select dates, and one for file upload.
  • Improved support for non-JBoss application servers. Seam applications now run in WebSphere, WebLogic, Glassfish, Tomcat, and of course, JBoss AS.

Looking beyond Seam 1.1.5, Seam will soon provide integration support for Spring beans, and Web Services capabilities.  Seam has now been tested on all the mainstream Java EE application servers, and JBoss is preparing to offer Seam support on platforms other than JBoss AS starting with WebLogic, WebSphere, and GlassFish.

InfoQ has an indepth article introducing Seam by Michael Yuan, as well as two interviews with Gavin King about previous Seam releases and what Seam is. Gavin King will also be presenting on Seam at the upcoming QCon conference in London, UK.

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app server by serge ----

is this tested on Oracle App Server ? If not, any plans to support Oracle App Server ?

Re: app server by Gavin King

Michael is testing Seam on Oracle right now.

Re: app server by Thanassis Stathopoulos

Michael is testing Seam on Oracle right now.


Hi Gavin,

Any updated pointers on whether everything is ok with Seam and Oracle AS?

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