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Genuitec announced the availability of the initial milestone release of MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench 6.5. Among noted enhancements is the upgrade of MyEclipse Spring tools, which provides the most up-to-date technology as well as the integration of the latest Spring framework 2.5 libraries. Also in the milestone release, JSF developers can expect to see an improvement to the JSF/Facelet visual page designer with all new support for coding and WYSIWYG preview of custom components. Finally, by customer demand, MyEclipse 6.5 includes Java portlet support. The new portlet creation tools seamlessly integrate with the MyEclipse visual web design tools and application server connectors to provide a rapid portlet development experience. “We recognize that our customers expect the very highest service from the MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench product line,” said... (more)

Sun Microsystems Launches GlassFish Enterprise Server v3

Download GlassFish Portfolio Whitepaper Sun Microsystems and the GlassFish community announced the immediate availability of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3, the latest release of Sun's commercial Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server and its open source counterpart, GlassFish v3. Click Here to View GlassFish 3.0 Webinar Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 provides customers with an enterprise grade, open source based application server solution focused on reducing application and deployment complexity. Click here to to leverage the AMP/SAMP stack with your existing GlassFish Enterprise Server deployments in your organization. Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is the industry’s first application server to support the new Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6). Java EE 6 introduces features to increase the flexibility of the platform... (more)

Fast Growing OpenAjax Adds 13 New Members

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/09/06 -- OpenAjax, an open industry collaboration dedicated to developing and expanding Ajax, today announced 13 new members -- expanding its participation to 28 companies. The OpenAjax members intend to promote Ajax's promise of universal compatibility with any computer device, application, desktop or operating system, and easy incorporation into new and existing software programs as well as foster Ajax's growth. Created February 2006, OpenAjax is a collaboration among leading technology and software businesses to expand Ajax adoption and evolve tools and runtimes that will significantly reduce the development costs and skills required to incorporate Ajax Technology into Web Applications. Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) is a fast-growing technology that businesses are incorporating into their external and internal Web sites t... (more)

ICESoft Launches Java-Based AJAX Application Development Environment

"ICEfaces provides significant advantages over AJAX solutions that require JavaScripting," said Chris Erickson, CEO of ICEsoft, as ICEsoft today unveiled ICEfaces, a no-JavaScripting Java-based AJAX application development environment, at the 2006 JavaOne Conference in San Francisco. "ICEfaces gives enterprise Java developers the benefits of AJAX rich web applications in a pure Java solution that integrates seamlessly into their existing Java EE infrastructure, tools, and skills," Erickson added. One of ICEfaces' key advantages, explained its CTO Steve Maryka, is "Server-Initiated Rendering," a unique server-side feature that asynchronously initiates updates to the client user interface. "This powerful capability enables developers to create web applications that update instantly in response to changes to the server-side state. Server-Initiated Rendering also supports... (more)

ICEsoft Open-Sources ICEfaces, Enterprise AJAX Platform For Java EE

ICEsoft Technologies announced a new chapter in the high-growth rich Internet Application (RIA) market. ICEfaces, ICEsoft's ground breaking Ajax development platform and one of the industry's most comprehensive enterprise solution for Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), is now available under open source license. "Taking ICEfaces to an open source model is the result of a long and deliberate process for our company," said Steve Maryka, CTO of ICEsoft. "Over 30 man-years of esearch and development -- a process begun more than two years ago -- have been invested in creating ICEfaces. It has always been our intention to do this. The community has been asking for it, and here it is." ICEfaces is the only integrated Ajax application framework for Java EE. ICEfaces extends JavaServer Faces, enabling Java software developers to more easily create and deploy thin-cl... (more)

Genuitec and ICEsoft Round Out Enterprise AJAX Development

Genuitec, provider of the MyEclipse integrated development environment and a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced a new partnership with ICEsoft Technologies. ICEsoft is the creator and provider of ICEfaces, an open source framework for simplified development of AJAX-enabled Java EE applications. The integration of ICEfaces with MyEclipse now allows enterprise developers to seamlessly create ICEfaces working code using MyEclipse JSF visual designer. "This strategic partnership utilizing the ICEfaces functionality will allow us to satisfy the growing demand for AJAX applications," said Wayne Parrott, vice president of product development for Genuitec. "We look forward to working with the ICEfaces team to provide MyEclipse users with the most advanced AJAX IDE capabilities available. The MyEclipse ICEfaces integration provides developers with the abilit... (more)

Front-End Engineers & RIA Experts Are Coming To AJAXWorld

One Great City, Two Great Keynotes, Three Intense Days, Eighteen Core Topics, Eighty-Five Content-Rich Sessions, Ninety-Eight Expert Speakers - what better way to summarize the 5th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo than through this numerical whirlwind tour? Enjoy!    The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC One Great City The 5th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo is being held in New York City, at The Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan.  Two Great Keynotes Douglas Crockford, Architect at Yahoo! and Creator of the JSON data interchange format DOUGLAS CROCKFORD Can We Fix The Web? The Web needs fixing. The standards and recommendations that define it were last revised in 1999, since when it has grown from a document retrieval system into an application delivery system. The current Web is overly complex, visually underpowered, and hopelessly insecure. It is now under ... (more)

AJAX Push Comes of Age

View Steve Maryka's Blog AJAX Push has always been an integral capability of the ICEfaces framework, but for the longest time it was not a primary consideration of the average technology evaluator. We always found this surprising, because the impact that push can have on a web application is far more profound than AJAX's primary claim to fame - eliminating the full page refresh. In recent months, however, we have seen a marked change in demand for push technology within the ICEfaces community, and we are now involved with a large number of projects where AJAX Push is front and center on the requirements list. So when people are evaluating their options for achieving web-based push, what makes them decide on ICEfaces? Simply put - ICEfaces provides the most comprehensive open source solution in the industry for lightweight (plugin-free), push for web applications. No... (more)

AJAX Push for the iPhone with ICEfaces

The iPhone has brought the unification of the Desktop and Mobile Web, but there are still a number of challenges in bringing AJAX applications to mobile devices, including reduced bandwidth, increased latency, reduced screen size, and limited battery life. This session provides an overview of the mobile web and how mobile constraints are satisfied by the ICEfaces AJAX framework, presenting a number of JavaServer Faces application techniques that allow both iPhone and desktop users to be addressed simultaneously. Demos and case studies will include AJAX Push applications focusing on enterprise collaboration. Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Ted Goddard is the senior architect of the ICEfaces AJAX framework. Following a Ph.D. in mathematics, he proceeded with postdocto... (more)

The Business Value of RIAs: An Informal, Virtual Round Table

'The experience that web application users expect has changed profoundly as 'RIA' style application design has become prevalent,' says Microsoft's Joe Stagner. 'Companies developing web applications can't wait any longer to solidify their Rich Internet Application strategy.' Stagner was talking with this week as part of an informal, virtual round table on The Business Value of RIAs. "It's a 'perfect storm' for Rich Internet Applications right now, just add up the factors..." Stagner - a popular speaker at the upcoming  in New York City in March and a senior program manager in Microsoft's Developer Tools and Platform Group - continues. He then lists the main five, as he views it: Browser users are more and more experienced and non-techies have become “experienced” users. Web access in developed counties is approaching ubiquity and access in the ... (more)

Google's Innovative Yet Limited AJAX Environment: GWT

Google's Innovative Yet Limited AJAX Environment: GWT Google's recent foray into delivering an Ajaxified Web application stack, the Google Web Toolkit, says much about Google's pragmatic method of delivering innovation to the market.  I for one, would heartily recommend it for certain applications, while actively advising against it for others.  One major issue is that Google makes a lot of assumptions in GWT that are non-starters for certain uses.  Though making dramatic assumptions isn't a lot different than what Ruby on Rails does to make Web app development easy, the assumptions are different in interesting ways.  Also note that Google does not provide a complete application stack with GWT; it only goes a little bit into the server, past the serialization boundary, which actually leaves the developer free to use the server-side frameworks and libraries of their ... (more)