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Web Applications

I presented this demo at DevNexus 2014 in Atlanta today. It is Reza's demo with just a pinch more Java EE thrown in. This blog entry covers how to fully internationalize an AngularJS application with just a pinch of Java EE. Reza hosts the code for this demo on his github. The demo has a chat client and a todo list. This blog entry only looks at the chat client, and assumes basic familiarity...
on Feb 25, 2014
JSF 2.2 Early Draft Review Available Three days ago, the JSF 2.2 Early Draft Review Specification was released. You can download it from <http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/edr/jsr344/> and the in-progress reference implementation can be obtained by following the instructions in my blog entry from 26 September 2011. With this blog entry, I want to quickly survey the new and...
on Nov 11, 2011
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on Nov 11, 2011
There is a lot of well-founded buzz around HTML5 but I assert that nearly all of it stems from how HTML5 enables the UI authoring experience to focus entirely on the browser, instead of on server-side processing that delivers content to the browser. For years, I've been making the case that building a web application is really building a distributed application, and therefore the art is finding...
on Sep 26, 2011
If you want to try out the absolute latest Mojarra 2.2-SNAPSHOT, you can run it on GlassFish 3.1 or GlassFish 3.1.1. To install it, grab the 2.2.0-SNAPSHOT version of Mojarra from this repository. <pre> &lt;repository&gt;      &lt;id&gt;jvnet-nexus-snapshots&lt;/id&gt;      &lt;name&gt;jvnet-nexus-snapshots&lt;/...
on Sep 26, 2011
I'm trying to get the first snapshot of JSF 2.2 published and I've just scanned through the svn logs and arrived at the following text, from which I'll derive the "Changes between 2.1 and 2.2" content. * Deprecate the CURRENT_COMPONENT and CURRENT_COMPOSITE_COMPONENT attributes   http://java.net/jira/browse/JAVASERVERFACES_SPEC_PUBLIC-784* Fix incorrect VDLDoc http://java.net/jira/browse/...
on Jun 16, 2011
Two Thursdays ago, I called for the community to vote for their top five issues, you responded with 186 votes, the results of which are captured in JIRA filter JSF_2_2_VOTED_ISSUES and in the following chart. You can see that JSF+CDI and multi-component validtion are the two big winners, followed by resource handler improvements and a feature that seems like taking the composite components to...
on Apr 25, 2011
No, I'm not talking about implementing a Logo JSF RenderKit. I'm talking about a little image that can be used to represent the JSF specification on slides, web-sites, T-Shirts and such. JSF has been around for ten years now and still doesn't have a logo. As Dan Allen has repeatedly said, it's past time for that to change. This blog entry announces a contest to make a logo for JSF. The winner...
on Apr 19, 2011
Yesterday I facilitated the JSF 2.2 BOF at the CON_FESS 2011 conference. After years of having, but not using my slideshare account, I decided to upload the slides there, at <http://www.slideshare.net/edburns/jsf-2-2bof>. The slides set expectations for JSF 2.2 and give pointers for how to get involved at various levels of interest. After the meeting we held the kick off meeting for the...
on Apr 14, 2011
As mentioned earlier and elsewhere, JSF 2.2 is getting started right now. This blog entry is a call for serious, committed participation in the JCP Expert Group dedicated to delivering that specification. Ever since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems and Java, there has been criticism of their handling of community and JCP. Some have gone so far as to say that Java is no longer free as in speech...
on Apr 5, 2011

J2EE

As mentioned in my talks at JavaOne San Francisco 2012, JSF 2.2 will include a new feature I'm calling HTML(5) Friendly Markup. I owe a debt of thanks to Frank Caputo for collaborating with me on ideas and code for the feature, including the code example from this blog entry. The JSR-344 Expert Group also deserves mention. In true lean fashion, this code sample is taken directly from TDD tests...
on Nov 1, 2012

JavaOne

JavaOne 2012 is just 19 business days away! In previous years I spent the time to extract an HTML view from my google calendar to show where I would be during the week of JavaOne 2012. This year, I don't have the time to do that so I'm going to just post an image. Sorry for the degradation in usefulness. In previous years, I would have made this an image map with links to the actual sessions...
on Aug 31, 2012

Community

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on Sep 28, 2011
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on Jun 14, 2011
It's hard to know the exact numbers, but I'll venture a guess that well over half of the JSF sites that exist in the world are running Oracle's Mojarra implementation of the JSF spec. Did you know that this implemention is the first large part of JavaEE (then J2EE) to be open-sourced, way back in 2004? As with any decent open source project, we have public continuous integration, a public...
on May 19, 2011
About three weeks ago, I called for the community to submit entries for a contest to design a logo for the JSF specification. Sixteen different individuals submitted 32 entries. Thank you very much for contributing! Per the recommendation of Arun Gupta and Imre Oßwald, I used a web voting platform to determine the winner, and here it is. I would have uploaded it to the Official Homepage...
on May 11, 2011
About two weeks ago, I called for the community to submit entries for a contest to design a logo for the JSF specification. Sixteen different individuals submitted 32 entries. Thank you very much for contributing! I happen to believe that Instant Runoff Voting (or a similar method) is the last best hope to save representative democracy in America, so I decided to use a very nice and simple web-...
on May 5, 2011

JSR

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on Sep 2, 2011

Extreme Programming

Pragmatic Programmer Stuart Holloway said in a tweet recently, “Anybody can be agile in a green field. Show me your 3rd, 4th, and 5th releases.” Well, we've been maintaining Oracle Mojarra JSF for 32 releases and, we’ve found hudson a completely invaluable tool for maintaining agility as the technology matures and requires maintenance across all the versions we've ever released...
on Jul 1, 2011

Virtual Machine

The analysis of the recent Amazon EBS outage has been posted on the AWS blog [1]. I read it and was incredibly impressed with the detail, depth, clarity and competency shown. Of course, they need to impress the users with those things because they're asking us to trust them with our crown jewels. Even knowing that they are in the business of instilling confidence, it's clear the AWS team has...
on Apr 29, 2011