Nuxeo has announced that the next version of its ECM product will be based entirely on Java, using JBoss SEAM, EJB 3, and JBoss. The move is interesting for a company claiming to be "the biggest Zope-focused company in the world." InfoQ spoke to Nuxeo's engineering team to find the why and how of their move.
JBoss SEAM 1.0 was released today; SEAM extends the POJO + annotation-driven and configuration-by-exception programming model of EJB 3.0 into the entire web app stack, while unifying JSF, EJB, AJAX, and business process management (jBPM) into one tightly-integrated framework. InfoQ spoke to Gavin King and got some more background on SEAM and it's 1.0 release today.
The new Web Beans JSR 299 has been unanimously approved by the JCP executive committee for further development. Web Beans aims to integrate EJB 3 session and entity beans to be used as JSF managed beans eliminating the dual layers of web actions and EJB's common in web apps. Web Beans also defines constructs for state and workflow in the web tier.
JBoss has submitted "Web Beans" to the JCP, with support from Oracle, Sun, Borland, and Google. Web Beans aims to enable EJB 3 session and entity beans to be used as JSF managed beans (known as actions in other frameworks) eliminating the dual layers of web actions and EJB's common in web apps. Gavin King will be the spec lead.