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
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.
JavaServer Faces is a standard component-based user int... (more)
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)
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
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)
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This is a guest post by Anton Polyakov. Anton is Senior Developer at Exadel,
he describes our experience building a JavaFX front end for a Seam booking
JavaFX is new tool set for developing and delivering Rich Internet
Applications or RIAs. JavaFX 1.0 was released in December 2008, and JavaFX
1.2 was released in June 2009. As these new releases have rolled out, the
JavaFX community has been growing fast. This growth has produced a large
selection of resources, articles, blog posts, books, and extension projects.
Over this... (more)
During my RichFaces session at JBoss World 2009, I showed three small
examples of using Ajax with RichFaces 3.3, JSF 2, and RichFaces 4. I thougth
it would be a good idea to show you the difference or more correct the
similarities between the three. I will be blogging more about RichFaces 4 and
JSF 2 so this is just a quick introduction.
I will show a small “Echo” application. There is one input field and as
as you type, the input is echoed on the next line. On another line, the
length of the string entered is counted. It looks like this: