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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 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. JSF JavaServer Faces is a standard component-based user int... (more)

New JavaFX Community Site Launched

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. ... (more)

Building jQuery Mobile Apps with FullContact API

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)

Off To Gluecon!

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)

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)