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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. Table... (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)

JavaFX and Spring CRUD

Exadel Flamingo RIA framework comes with CRUD application generator. Using the maven-based generator, you can easily generate JavaFX user interfaces connected to Spring or Seam back-ends. In this post I showed how to do it Seam. Let’s do the same with Spring framework. There are just a few simple steps. If you don’t have, download and install JavaFX SDK 1.2 for your operating system. Set JAVAFX_HOME variable Download Exadel Flamingo Unzip the downloaded file Run flamingoinstall (if you are on Linux, you will need to make the file executable) Inside flamingo/bin, run flamingo cre... (more)

Enterprise JavaFX

You can now view or download and deploy one of the first real enterprise JavaFX application. We took the popular Seam booking demo application and created JavaFX UI for it. The JavaFX side is connected to Seam via Flamingo RIA framework. View online You can view and run the application by going to this URL: http://demo.flamingo.exadel.com/booking/. You will also see JSF/RichFaces and Flex versions of the application. All instances are connected to the same Seam back-end. Once you register, you can use the same name/password information to login using any other user interface. ... (more)

Cross-Domain Security, JSON, JSONP and CORS

Tiggzi, the cloud-based HTML5, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap mobile app builder come with a very powerful and easy way to define and consume REST services in a mobile app. Inside the builder, you get what amounts to a very easy to use REST services console where any service can be defined, tested, and have its response parameters automatically defined. Click image to see larger version Being able to run and test the service from inside the builder is very important as it demonstrates that the service works and data is returned. The next step is usually to make the service available ... (more)