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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. Tab... (more)

JSF Mojarra Extension Tags Validation and Focus

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). Page setup Before using any of the tags, add this xml namespace to your Facelet page: xmlns:mj="http://mojarra.dev.java.net/mojarra_ext" 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)

New Version of Exadel Studio JavaFX Plug-in Is Coming…

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! ... (more)

Enterprise Applications are Good Candidates for Using JavaFX

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)

ServerSide.com Reply to: Java on the Client… Again

Cameron McKenzie from TheServerSide.com posted a reply and summary to Yakov’s and my blog post: Java on the client…again. ... (more)