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Struts and Shale (JSF) Finally Part Ways

by Floyd Marinescu Follow 38 Followers on  Jul 04, 2006 9

After a heated discussion on the Struts-Dev list about the future of Struts and Shale, it has been announced late last week that Shale will become it's own top level Apache project, instead of a sub-project of Struts. This is good news for Struts and JSF developers, as the industry will not have clarity and also both camps will have greater freedom to evolve separately.

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Web Beans JSR 299 approved by JCP for further development

by Floyd Marinescu Follow 38 Followers on  Jun 07, 2006 1

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.

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Web Beans submitted to JCP, aims to unify EJB and web tier

by Floyd Marinescu Follow 38 Followers on  May 18, 2006

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.

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