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2008 is going to be an important year for Rich Internet Applications. Most organizations are delivering or planning to deliver Rich Internet Applications; however, at the same time, most IT managers are facing a dilemma: which Rich Internet Application technology and platform to use? The number of different frameworks and libraries is too vast to even consider evaluating a fraction of them.  To make this task manageable, I'm going to narrow things down to three different technologies for delivering enterprise-level Rich Internet Applications. While the first two (JSF and Flex) are proven technologies that have been used for a numbers of years, JavaFX is a new declarative language for building rich user interfaces using Java. It's essential for IT managers to consider and be aware that more than one delivery platform exists today for Rich Internet Applications. Table... (more)

AJAX and Enterprise RIA Tools - JSF, Flex, and JavaFX

2008 is going to be an important year for Rich Internet Applications. Most organizations are delivering or planning to deliver Rich Internet Applications; however, at the same time, most IT managers are facing a dilemma: which Rich Internet Application technology and platform to use? The number of different frameworks and libraries is too vast to even consider evaluating a fraction of them.  To make this task manageable, I'm going to narrow things down to three different technologies for delivering enterprise-level Rich Internet Applications. While the first two (JSF and Flex) ... (more)

Enterprise JavaFX

You can now view or download and deploy one of the first real enterprise JavaFX application. We took the popular Seam booking demo application and created JavaFX UI for it. The JavaFX side is connected to Seam via Flamingo RIA framework. View online You can view and run the application by going to this URL: http://demo.flamingo.exadel.com/booking/. You will also see JSF/RichFaces and Flex versions of the application. All instances are connected to the same Seam back-end. Once you register, you can use the same name/password information to login using any other user interface. ... (more)

Why Go with RichFaces

Lately I have seen a spike in questions such as which JSF 2.0 component library is better? Or RichFaces vs PrimeFaces and there is also performance comparison. It’s probably because JSF 2 is being used more and more and people want to know which library to use. I guess that’s fair. Here is my 2 cents. It’s important to look beyond just components when comparing these component libraries. It’s safe to assume that most have very similar components at this point. RichFaces 4 is more than just a component library, it’s a rich framework for JSF providing: Over 100 rich and AJAX com... (more)

Creating a Windows Phone App in Three Quick Steps

Yesterday we attended mobile hackathon sponsored by Microsoft and PhoneGap. The goal was to build a PhoneGap app and install in on Windows Phone. We used Tiggzi App Builder, PhoneGap Build and very quickly installed an app on Windows Phone. Thanks to @jccim for inviting us and giving us a brand new Windows Phone for testing. Step 1. Build an HTML5/jQuery Mobile app in Tiggzi Mobile App Builder: Step 2. Export the app as HTML/JavaScript/CSS: We will be adding Windows Phone support to Tiggzi in May (first source code export, followed by binary build). Step 3. Upload the app to ... (more)