Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Raising the Team Collaboration Bar with AJAX and JSF

Category: Java, Programming

New from’s Java section of their site comes this quick look at the combination of Ajax and one of the newer offerings by Sun – their JavaServer Faces. I am excited about Sun Microsystems’ JavaServer Faces (JSF). Multiple, psychological studies prove that “group think” results in diffusion of responsibility and poor output. JSF has Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:17 am

3.6 rating from 41 votes

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

DWR version 2.0 milestone 2: Write Javascript using Java

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

Milestone 2 contains some great new features like Annotation based configuration and a customization to allow Reverse Ajax to use Jetty Continuations. It also contains an experimental new feature to let you write Javascript using a Java API. Read on for how it works and why it can allow you to do some neat things. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am

4 rating from 35 votes

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

New JSF Ajax Component Blueprints

Category: Java, Toolkit

The Sun Blueprints team has updated its set of JSF Ajax compoents and Ed Burns has gone through to create screencasts showing off the catalog which contains: Introduction AJAX Autocomplete Text Field Google and Yahoo Map Mashup Component AJAX Live Progressbar Component PayPal “Buy it now” Component AJAX Netflix style “rating” Component Live Progressbar enabled Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:14 am

4 rating from 51 votes

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Porting Spring Sudoku to Ajax

Category: Games, Java

Glen Smith explains how easy it was to refactor his Java-Spring Sudoku solver to use Ajax. I’ve added Ajax goodness to my little Spring-powered Sudoku solver. And it was a total snack. You can double click on individual cells to solve just that square, or use the “Solve” button to solve the whole puzzle. You Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:24 am

3.4 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

ICEfaces Community Edition

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

ICEfaces Community Edition, a version of the ICEfaces framework for J2EE developers to check out, has been released. Demos Chcek out online demos such as a component showcase, webmail, auction monitor, address form, and timezone. The components of ICEfaces are: Framework: The ICEfaces Framework conforms to the JSF architecture and provides a portable mechanism for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:36 pm

3.7 rating from 66 votes

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

DWR 2.0: Reverse Ajax

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

Joe Walker of DWR fame writes in: We’ve just released DWR version 2.0 milestone 1 – This is probably the biggest release we’ve ever done in terms of new features. The big new feature is Reverse Ajax: DWR 1.x allowed you to asynchronously call Java code from Javascript. DWR 2.0 builds on this to allow Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:10 am

3.9 rating from 43 votes

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Comet is here with LightStreamer?

Category: Comet, Java, JavaScript, Library, Showcase

Alex Russell coined the term Comet as a way to discuss a different interaction model to standard Ajax. It all sounds good, but how can we implement the server side piece? Should we use Twisted? Apache mods? There is an Italian vendor that has been on this for ~5 years LightStreamer. They have servers that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:41 am

4.1 rating from 65 votes

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

JSEclipse 1.5 released

Category: Java, JavaScript, Toolkit

JSEclipse (covered here previously) has released version 1.5, with a host of new features: Code completion Supports most common JavaScript coding idioms and features from major JavaScript libraries like Dojo and Prototype Uses Rhino for better understanding of JavaScript code Only suggests code from the current project Makes use of JSdoc and inline parameter comments Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:05 am

3.6 rating from 51 votes

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

JSP Controls Tag Library 0.5 Released

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

JSP Controls Tag Library (the “Library”) allows building dual-mode JSP components that work in both Ajax and standard mode off the same codebase. The portlet-like components handle input and render output in decentralized manner, therefore a central controller or other coordinator like a portal engine is not required. The Library utilizes two request processing concepts: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am

3 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Spring Web Flow 1.0 Released with Ajax Integration

Category: Java, Toolkit

Spring Web Flow (SWF) 1.0 EA, the proposal for what will become Spring 1.0 final, has been released. Among other new features, this release showcases integration of Spring Web Flow with Ajax technology. Specifically, the “Shipping Rate” sample application included in the release distribution illustrates how to use the Prototype JavaScript library to embed a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:50 am
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3.7 rating from 72 votes

DWR 1.1 Released: Java Proxy Ajax Framework

Category: Java, Library, Toolkit

Joe Walker has announced the release of DWR 1.1, a proxy-based Ajax framework that integrates with server-side Java. New features in DWR 1.1: The DHTML library (DWRUtil) has been improved, it’s now better at manipulating tables to have more detailed styling and filtering DWRUtil is also better at manipulating radio buttons, checkboxes, divs and spans. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:07 am
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3.8 rating from 23 votes

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Direct Web Remoting (DWR) 1.1 RC1 released

Category: Java, Library, Toolkit

DWR, Direct Web Remoting for Java, has a new 1.1 release candidate available for download. DWR has quickly become the leading open-source Java library for proxy-based remoting of your server side objects. Its also bundled with the popular WebWork framework. New features include: New Converters for Enums and Objects The ability to keep Bean properties Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 5:39 am
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3.5 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

J2S: Java2Script Pacemaker

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

Java2Script Pacemaker is an Eclipse JDT plugin that converts Java code into JavaScript. It supports general Java libraries (java.*) and SWT for UI. Examples of using Prototype for Ajax support are given in the SWT Snippets Tutorials Tutorial of J2S in Eclipse (1): Hello J2S World Tutorial of J2S in Eclipse (2): Hello Simple User Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am

3.9 rating from 17 votes

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Oracle Technology Network: Developing Smart Web UIs with Ajax, JSF, and ADF Faces

Category: Ajax, Java, Programming, XmlHttpRequest

The Oracle Technology Center has a lengthy new article today that walks you through the procedure of creating a “Smart Web UI” with the combination of Ajax, JSF, and ADF Faces technologies. They start off with the typical “what is Ajax” information, catching up those server-side developers that haven’t worked much with it. The target Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:55 am
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3.2 rating from 30 votes

Monday, January 30th, 2006

MyEclipse 4.1 released with Ajax support

Category: Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Toolkit

MyEclipse is a comprehensive Java web development suite built on top of the Eclipse platform. They just released version 4.1 with a whole host of features for Ajax development. The new Web 2.0 Tools Platform (W2TP) includes a Mozilla based web browser with an integrated JavaScript debugger and DOM inspector. Sure, we have these tools Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 8:47 am

3.2 rating from 17 votes

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Sun Developer Channel: 15 minute video on Ajax

Category: Dojo, Java

Sun invited some its own team, and some outside of town to put together a fun little video on Ajax. The 15 minute video contains: Chpt 1. Greg Murray – Servlet Specification/AJAX Lead Chpt 2. Alex Russell – Dojo Toolkit Project Lead Chpt 3. Dion Almaer – Founder Chpt 4. Tor Norbye – Senior Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:36 pm

2.8 rating from 42 votes