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 fields. In contrast to using AJAX postbacks for events,
fetching data shouldn't affect the surrounding components on the page. And if
fetching data isn't affecting other parts of the DOM tree, then you don't
have to go through the full JSF lifecycle just to get the data, right?
This article int... (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)
This is our last article in a series of four that have been introducing the
concepts of creating AJAX-enabled JavaServer Faces (JSF) components. In this
article we are going to summarize and encapsulate the concepts that were
introduced in the three previous JDJ articles starting with the "Rich
Internet Components with JavaServer Faces" (Vol. 10, issue 11), and design a
Google-like JDJ InputSuggest component.
We will show you how to use Mabon to create a simple and powerful input
component with built-in suggest functionality similar to what Google Suggest
provides. To make it ea... (more)
In an effort to provide developers with a productive environment, Oracle has
been working on a very rich UI component framework for several years. This
framework - ADF Faces - has now been donated to the open source community.
More precisely, it has been donated to the Apache Software Foundation and is
currently hosted in the Apache Incubator -
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/adffaces.html. Craig McClanahan is
mentoring the project during the Apache incubation. The Apache MyFaces
community is also involved in the project to assist with graduation from the
incubator, into t... (more)
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 c... (more)