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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 PhoneGap Build, download the Windows Phone version: You are done! ... (more)

Three RIA Tools Examined: 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) a... (more)

Ajax in RichFaces 3.3, JSF 2 and RichFaces 4

During my RichFaces session at JBoss World 2009, I showed three small examples of using Ajax with RichFaces 3.3, JSF 2, and RichFaces 4. I thougth it would be a good idea to show you the difference or more correct the similarities between the three. I will be blogging more about RichFaces 4 and JSF 2 so this is just a quick introduction. I will show a small “Echo” application. There is one input field and as as you type, the input is echoed on the next line. On another line, the length of the string entered is counted. It looks like this: RichFaces 3.3 more)

RichFaces 4 Alpha 2 Is Now Available, Project Template

The RichFaces team has made a major step toward RichFaces 4 by releasing Alpha 2 version. I’m hoping to see GA in September. Keep in mind that not all components have been migrated to version 4 yet. The components that are available right now are listed below. Some highlights in RichFaces 4 Alpha 2: Redesigned and improved Component Development Kit Ajax core components set almost completely migrated. Ajax request smart Queuing mechanism implemented Rich Data Iteration components created Skinning including standard control skinning feature was migrated More information on this rel... (more)

Happy Birthday, Ajax4jsf!

Ajax4jsf has turned one and what a year it has been. It was an amazing ride for all of us here at Exadel. The popularity of Ajax4jsf is evidenced by the size of the community, available resources, examples, blog entries, and articles. Also, a significant number of organizations today use Ajax4jsf in production. Ajax4jsf is an open source extension to JavaServer Faces (JSF) that adds AJAX capability to JSF applications without requiring the writing of any JavaScript. So, after wishing Ajax4jsf and those who have worked on it a heartfelt "Happy Birthday," let's take the time to ref... (more)