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  The debate between developing hybrid vs. native apps has been going on for a long time, and while it’s sure to continue long into the future, the argument for the hybrid model is getting stronger every day. Making the Switch Some of the topmost brands have recently ditched native and gone hybrid. With hybrid frameworks like Ionic and Apache Cordova (PhoneGap) becoming more mature, the assumption that a native app performs better is outdated. In fact, the trend towards HTML5 and hybrid apps is stronger than ever; a recent Gartner report says that 90% of all Enterprise apps will be HTML5 or Hybrid by the end of this year. As it turns out, the hybrid approach is also being used for consumer focused apps by some of the most iconic internet companies. Even Apple, a company famous for its emphasis on its native platform, went with a hybrid app for the Apple App Store. ... (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)

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)

Exadel Studio JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse New Version 1.0.1

Today we released Exadel Studio JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse version 1.0.1. Here is what’s new in this version: New icons (screen shots - this was a previous minor update) Updated menu actions (now available directly on the perspective) Compiled with JDK 1.5 for Mac OS support Applet deployment has been updated to create exactly the same deployment structure if you were to run javafxpackager from the command line Fixed bug where compiler would run twice if there was an error Line numbers in JavaFX script editor Other bug fixes How to get started? Download it here (click on Download... (more)

Exadel JavaFX Studio Plug-in for Eclipse 1.0.2 Released

We have released Exadel JavaFX Studio plug-in for Eclipse version 1.0.2 . The biggest feature in this version is error markers in the editor. Previously the compiler would run and report the errors in standard Eclipse console but wouldn’t put error markers in editor. How to get started? Three easy steps (I’m assuming you already have JavaFX SDK installed. If not, download and install it from http://www.javafx.com): Download Exadel JavaFX Studio (click on Download link on the right-hand side menu Install Exadel JavaFX Studio Try this quick getting started or this. The new error mark... (more)