This article, the second in a three-part series, 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.
In a new article Ryan Dewsbury takes a look at how GWT assists developers in terms of Ajax performance by providing image bundling, caching, and application compression. It also includes an excerpt from Dewsbury's book, Google Web Toolkit Applications.
Microsoft released a preview of Volta last month. InfoQ interviewed Didier Girard, CTO of SFEIR and GWT expert to ask how they compare and share his perspective on what they represent for developers. 1
JSF, DWR, and Dojo are all popular technologies in their own right. This article looks at how they can be integrated together in a portal environment. 12
Ted Neward talks about various extensibility options in MS Office and how they can be used to build Rich Office client applications over Java backends.
.NET developer Stephen Chu gives us some insight into his transition to Ruby on Rails programming. 28