Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

Write for InfoQ


Choose your language

InfoQ Homepage News InfoQ Article: An Introduction to JBoss Seam 1.1

InfoQ Article: An Introduction to JBoss Seam 1.1

JBoss Seam is a new full-stack web application framework that unifies and integrates Ajax, JSF, EJB2, Portlets, and BPM.  Seam 1.1 went final last week, major new changes include the ability to run SEAM without EJB making it useable in any appserver and even Tomcat, a new concurrency model, ICEFaces/Ajax4JSF integration, and Rails-like code generation/command line tools. InfoQ previously interviewed Seam creator Gavin King on Seam 1.1, and today is publishing an introduction to Seam.

Read: Introduction to JBoss Seam

The article is an editted excerpt of chapters 1 and 2 from the first (to-be-released) book on Seam by Michael Yuan and Thomas Heute. It explains what Seam can do and grounds the concepts with a HelloWorld example.

In his interview, Gavin King told InfoQ that Seam has been well adopted within the JBoss community and is recieving over 5000 downloads a month. One reason it never got far out of the JBoss community is because Java EE 5 support is not yet widely available across the appserver ecosystem, which is why the EJB 3 dependency was made optional in Seam 1.1.  Gavin King will also be presenting Seam at QCon London, March 14-16.

Rate this Article