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
a heartfelt "Happy Birthday," let's take the time to reflect on this
whirlwind of a year.
The Road to Ajax4jsf
First, we'll look at the technological situation preceding the birth of
Ajax4jsf. In doing this, we'll look at the "jsf" piece, then the "Ajax"
piece, and finally the "4" piece.
JavaServer Faces is a standard component-based user int... (more)
Stephen Chin has launched a new web site to help grow JavaFX community. Check
it out here. Stephen is also the author of JavaFX Dzone Refcard.
I attended GlueCon Hackathon in May and met Robbie Jack, Developer Evengalist
from FullContact. FullContact was one of the hackathon sponsors. Once the
vendor presentations were done and attendees presented their app ideas, we
started chatting and Robbie told me about FullContact API. On a very high
level, you give FullContact an email address (or another piece of
information) and it gives you back a lot of rich social information about
this user such as name, gender, location, social media profiles, photos and
much much more. As we were chatting, I said, let me build an app in T... (more)
I will be at Glue Conference tomorrow and Thursday. What is Gluecon? It’s
a very nice developer oriented conference (from their website):
Cloud, DevOps, Mobile, APIs, Big Data — all of the converging, important
trends in technology today share one thing in common: developers. Developers
are the vanguard. Developers are building in the cloud, building mobile
applications, utilizing and building APIs, and working with big data. At the
end of the day, developers are the core.
I like a small conference atmosphere. A small conference allows to have more
conversations, discussions, an... (more)
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)