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)
In our last article - "JSF and AJAX" (JDJ, Vol. 11, issue 1) - we discussed
how JavaServer Faces component writers can take advantage of the new Weblets
Open Source project (http://weblets.dev.java.net) to serve resources such as
without impacting the application developer.
In this article we'll address the need to fetch data using AJAX with
JavaServer Faces (JSF) components. The most common use cases for fetching
data with AJAX are to populate dropdown lists and add type-ahead
functionality in text fi... (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)
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 now available on fine bookstores and Amazon as
of February 25, 2006.
JavaServer Faces (JSF) standardizes the server-side component model for Web
application development but doesn't standardize the presentation layer at the
browser. In a series of articles we are going to look at how JSF can fulfill
new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer
productivity building Rich Internet Applicat... (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