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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)

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)

Learn how to upload your own images, banners to use in prototypes

Learn how to upload your own images, banners, and any other assets to use in prototypes Read more » [via Tiggr blog] ... (more)

What’s an App? It Depends Who You Ask

What’s an app? It depends who you ask. If you asked me a few weeks ago, I’d say that Tiggzi app builder creates apps. You build an HTML5/jQuery Mobile app UI, plus you can export the app as PhoneGap. That’s an app. Then there is Parse, an excellent mobile backend service company (we got a tutorial). You also create an app in Parse. But, it’s a different type of an app, there is no UI. You get a cloud database to store data, push, user management as well as social, location and file features. I think an app doesn’t mean UI or backend services. An app is actually both. An app consist... (more)

RichFaces Region

The a4j:region tag in RichFaces is probably one of the most misunderstood tags, but it provides one of the most important features in RichFaces. With it, server-side processing can be limited to only certain designated components. One reason for misunderstanding could be the tag name. Many believe that the region tag limits what is rendered in the JSF component tree (to the browser). However, it’s used for the opposite purpose, to mark areas on the JSF component tree to be processed on the server during the Apply Request Values, Process Validations, and Update Model Values phase... (more)