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  • 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.

  • Infragistics NetAdvantage JSF Component Suite Offers Portal Support

    The latest version of NetAdvantage JSF component suite offers portal support and intra-portlet communication. Infragistics announced the release of NetAdvantage for JSF Version 8.1 which is a toolset of AJAX-enabled controls for building applications using JSF technology. NetAdvantage includes a DataGrid with hierarchical views and a WebChart component with 2-D and 3-D charting based on JOGL API.

  • Early Draft released for JavaServer Faces 2.0 - Improved Interoperability for JavaScript Libraries

    The early draft for JSR 314 has been released under the Java Community Process Program. It is an update of the JavaServer Faces specification to version 2.0. This next generation of JSF is an attempt to bring the best ideas in web application development to the Java EE platform and is already receiving positive feedback from the community, especially because of its improved AJAX support.

  • WebDSL: Lessons Learned from Creating a DSL

    In this article, Eelco Visser summarizes his approach to design WebDSL, a domain-specific language for developing dynamic web applications with a rich data model with a target architecture based on JBoss's Seam. He discusses paradigms and challenges of Language Engineering while sharing some of the lessons he learned along the way.

  • Spring Web Flow 2.0.0.RC1 Released; Adds Ajax, JSF, and Security Integration

    InfoQ sat down with Keith Donald and Jeremy Grelle of the Spring Web team to discuss the release of Web Flow 2.0.0.RC1, the first production release candidate for the next major release of Web Flow. Web Flow is an extension to Spring MVC for implementing flows in a web application.

  • JSF Testing Tools

    Unit testing JSF applications has been considered difficult because of the constraints of testing JSF components outside the container. But this trend is changing with JSFUnit and other JSF test frameworks like Shale Test and JSF Extensions that support white-box testing approach to unit test both client and server components of the web application.

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