Spring and JBoss Seam frameworks provide different set of features for developing enterprise web applications. Is it possible to use these two frameworks together in web applications? This topic was the main focus of a recent article and a java community forum discussion on how the strengths of each of these frameworks can be used together.
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.
In this presentation from QCon London 2007, William Soo and Meeraj Kunnumpurath discuss the Voca transaction processing system architecture, the previous Mainframe-based architecture, architectural challenges and requirements, the new Spring and J2EE-based architecture, upcoming challenges for Voca, and technologies to watch for in the future.
Jacob Orshalick recently explored Seam's nested conversation model and related timeouts using Seam's demo booking example.
This past week Matt Raible gave a presentation at ApacheCon comparing Java Web Frameworks. This is a follow up to a presentation he gave a few years ago. It is interesting to note the changes in the frameworks being evaluated.
Nolan Wright thinks server-assisted MVC implementations are a thing of the past and that Services, Ajax and DHTML can greatly simplify the way we build web applications.
Today the JBoss Seam team released Seam 2.0. This version comes 8 month after the last major release and includes deployment and web services enhancements in addition to support for JSF 1.2.
JBoss, a division of RedHat, recently released version 3.1 of the RichFaces JSF library. Stemming from a partnership with Exadel, this release is the first one to integrate the Ajax4JSF project with the formerly commercial RichFaces. InfoQ took the opportunity to learn more about RichFaces and what this release brings to the JSF space.
JBoss, a division of RedHat, recently announced the first release of their Enterprise Application Platform (EAP), which is based off of JBoss Application Server 4.2. InfoQ took the opportunity to learn more about this release and the potential changes it brings.
Three months after the release of Seam 1.2.1, Seam 2.0 has been released as beta. Major enhancements have been made to Seam Asynchronicity, including Quartz integration. Seam components may also now be written in Groovy.
Java web frameworks are increasingly adopting the ability to change portions of a web application and see the results immediately without restarting the server. This capability reduces the cost of the compile-build-test cycle, and helps to compete with the features of dynamic-language web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails or TurboGears.
There are two trends playing themselves out in response to this question. First there is the concept of simply running the Ruby language and in turn Rails under the JVM. Bloggers have been discussing the other concept of creating comparable frameworks in Java that catch the secret combination.
Red Hat has released Seam framework 1.1.5. Seam ties together other JEE frameworks such as EJB3, JSF, jBPM, JBoss Rules (Drools), and iText. This release includes security framework enhancements and increased support for applications servers such as Websphere among its features.
JBoss Seam is a new full-stack web application framework that unifies and integrates Ajax, JSF, EJB2, Portlets, and BPM. Seam 1.1 released last week, and InfoQ has published an introduction to Seam, explaining what Seam can do with a HelloWorld example.
Seam 1.1 CR1 has just released, with the full GA coming within a couple of weeks. 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 spoke to Seam creator Gavin King about the release.