Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
The overall goal of Spring Web Flow 2.0 is to formally take the product from what it is today, a framework used primarily to implement linear wizards, to what it was always designed to become: a universal application controller engine for powering all types of client interactions. Such interactions include wizards, stateless “RESTful” interactions, and finer-grained, non-linear/asynchronous interactions often present in a “web 2.0” application.
Of note is that fact that Jack Slocum’s Ext Framework has been adopted for the project’s Spring Faces module:
* A date validator component that performs rich client-side validation on a date text field, with a great-looking date chooser control.
* A text validator that performs rich client-side validation on a free-form text input field.
* A number validator that performs rich client-side validation on number text fields.
Ext controls look great, and because all UI behaviors execute client side the responsiveness of the UI is excellent. We will be adding further support in this area in future Web Flow release milestones, as part of the Spring Faces module.
Posted by Rey Bango at 9:19 am