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. Tab... (more)
Here is something you may or may not know. JSF Mojarra comes with a small
extension tag library with three tags: regular expression validator, credit
card validator, and focus setting tag. They are available since JSF version
1.2_09, but maybe even earlier (I didn’t check).
Before using any of the tags, add this xml namespace to your Facelet page:
Regular expression validator
mj:regexpValidator is probably all you need to validate any kind of input by
setting the right expression. For example, to validate an email address:... (more)
It’s been a while since I posted any news JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse, but
we’ve been working hard on the following new features:
Code assist for syntax keywords Code assist for system classes Code assist
for attributes of system classes Code assist for user classes Code assist for
attributes of user classes Syntax highlight
A new version will be released in the next two weeks. Stay tuned!
I don’t know any other technology that has ever gotten as much of a beating
as JavaFX did last week (here, here, and here). JavaFX has become a
technology that developers love to hate. It’s like a pinata for developers.
JavaFX was first announced at JavaOne 2007 (that’s 3 years ago). Many
predicted its death even before version 1.0 was released in December 2008,
and many continue to call for its demise.
Last week also turned out to be the week where I presented Enterprise JavaFX
at the Silicon Valley JavaFX JUG, and also the week that Steven Chin created
a petition to open source... (more)
Cameron McKenzie from TheServerSide.com posted a reply and summary to
Yakov’s and my blog post: Java on the client…again.