A fast-moving Comet is about to impact the Internet. When it hits, it will
wipe away the architecture flaws we have lived with for the past 15 years and
allow a new World Wide Web to evolve.
This new Web will include applications that are instantly on and always on,
applications that are truly multi-user, and applications that go far beyond
today’s “click and wait” Web solutions.
Brace for Comet Impact
Comet (or Reverse AJAX) introduces a significant departure from the stale
“click-and-wait” interaction we traditionally associate with Web
applications, and resurrects push-style communications – the 1990s
technology that was long before its time.
Comet introduces a more scalable, agile, and broadly supported approach to
mixing push capabilities with the traditional REST-based communications model
of the Web, one that also addresses the limitations that made the initia... (more)
One of the 2006 Soccer World Cup highlights must surely be the Trinidad and
Tobago versus Sweden game. The underdogs Trinidad and Tobago managed to push
off the onslaught from the Swedish team. The game ended 0-0, which was for
the people of Trinidad and Tobago a divine experience - their teams very
first World Cup point!
So, you are, of course, asking yourself: What are these guys talking about?
The question you should ask yourself is: Is Trinidad and Tobago going to be a
success in the Java EE world as well? With the addition of project Trinidad
to the Apache MyFaces community... (more)
In our previous JDJ article - Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces
- we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements
without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet
Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize
technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to provide application developers
with rich, interactive and reusable components.
In order to use AJAX and Mozilla XUL with JSF, component writers have to make
sure to provide any resource files need by these technologies, such as
This article is based on, and contains excerpts from, the book Pro JSF:
Building Rich Internet Components by Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows, published
by Apress. Book is available on fine bookstores and Amazon.
In our previous article - "Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces"
(JDJ, Vol. 10, issue 11) - we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new
presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer
productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF
component writers can utilize technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to
Can a client-side AJAX solution and server-side Faces solution co-exist and
play well together? Or are they each solving a similar problem in a different
and incompatible way? The authors of Pro JSF and Ajax, Jonas Jacobi and
John R. Fallows, will discuss how the JavaServer Faces framework can be used
to embrace AJAX today, while protecting Web applications from radical
re-architecture each time there is a change in direction of client-side
technology. Jonas and John will address the key aspects of Faces component
development, and will introduce innovative techniques to adopt AJ... (more)