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  • IceFaces Ace Forks PrimeFaces for jQuery Support, PrimeFaces not Happy

    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 Released: Ajax, Mobile and IE 9 Components for JSF2

    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.

  • JSF 2.x Update from Ed Burns

    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.

  • Oracle Moves JDeveloper to OSGi Backbone, Adds JSF 2 Support, Hudson Integration

    Oracle has today released Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2, along with an update to their meta MVC framework Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework). The release includes support for JSF 2.0 and Facelets, adds Hudson integration to Oracle TPC, and improves hot deployment for ADF. At the same time JDeveloper has been re-architected to sit on top of an OSGi backbone.

  • Oracle's Java EE 7 Plans Include Adding Cloud and HTML5 Support to the Platform

    Oracle filed the umbrella JSR for Java EE 7 last week, and the specification has now passed the initial review ballot stage. The overarching themes are emerging web technologies, cloud computing, and continued ease of use improvements including an overhaul to the JMS API. Elsewhere, JPA is scheduled to receive attention, and Oracle is talking about plans to revive the long dormant JCACHE JSR.

  • Pete Muir Discusses Seam 3, RichFaces 4, and His Move to Infinispan

    Red Hat's JBoss division have a number of updates in the pipeline for the next couple of months, including major new releases of their web application framework Seam, and JSF component library RichFaces. InfoQ spoke to Pete Muir, a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, about what is coming, and his own move from the Seam team to the Infinispan data grid team.

  • JBoss releases JBoss AS 6.0 GA

    Just before the new year, JBoss finalized its JBoss AS 6 application server with a GA release. The release includes enhancements for Java EE 6, improved handing of JSF and upgrades or changes to many of the included libraries like Hibernate and caching.

  • OpenFaces 3.0 Prerelease, JSF2.0 Compatible

    Last month TeamDev had announced the pre release of OpenFaces 3.0. The official release of the 3.0 version is expected in June later this year. This intermediate milestone is a JSF 2.0 compatible version of OpenFaces. Versions 2.x are planned to be maintained in parallel with the 3.x versions while keeping the same features set in both branches.

  • The Java EE 6 Web Tier: JSF 2 Gains Facelets, Composite Components, Partial State Saving and Ajax

    In the second of two articles looking at the Java EE 6 Web Tier we turn our attention to JSF 2.0, looking both at the new features and where the ideas for them came from. JSF 2.0 addresses many complaints about JSF 1.x and adds a large number of new features including Composite Components, Ajax support, Partial State Saving, improved Exception handling and integration with Bean Validation.

  • Java EE 6 Features: Dependency Injection, Bean Validation and EJB Enhancements

    The latest version of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) offers several new features including dependency injection, bean validation and significant enhancements in EJB, Servlets, JSF, and JSP technologies. Java EE 6 version was released on Thursday. This article gives an overview of the new features in the latest release.

  • Aptana Cloud Connect for Java

    Last week, Aptana, developers of the PyDev Python IDE for Eclipse, announced the availability of cloud support via Aptana Cloud Connect. Aptana Cloud is a general cloud hosting service which is portable between Amazon EC2 and other cloud environments.

  • Oracle launches Rich Enterprise Application (REA) site

    For developers interested in building multi-channel-capable applications which are pre-integrated with enterprise technologies, Oracle has launched its Rich Enterprise Application (REA) site. There it features a set of Rich Client JSF Components which are part of its Application Development Framework (ADF).

  • JavaServer Faces 2.0 Composite Components

    The JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0 expert group have released Draft 2 for JSF 2.0. This introduces a composite component model based on the Facelets approach which greatly simplifies the building of custom components with the standard Java EE web framework.

  • Article: Developing Portlets using JSF, Ajax, and Seam (Part 2 of 3)

    This article, the second in a three-part series by Wesley Hales, expands upon the previous article by introducing RichFaces. It covers integrating RichFaces into the previous sample application, deploying a RichFaces portlet, and several features and capabilities of RichFaces.

  • Article: Developing Portlets using JSF, Ajax, and Seam (Part 1 of 3)

    This article, the first in a three-part series by Wesley Hales, lays the framework for the rest of the series. It covers setting up a new project using JBoss Portlet Container and JBoss Portlet Bridge, configuring a JSF application to use JBoss Portlet Bridge, and the capabilities that JBoss Portlet Bridge provides to a JSF application.