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JavaServer Faces (JSF) has seen increased momentum among enterprise Java developers ever since it was incorporated into Java EE 5.0 and became the standard framework for Java-based Web development. While some are just now taking their first steps with JSF, early adaptors have already discovered both the upside and downside of this framework. Some developers prefer to wait for the next major JSF release to get the problems ironed out, but others have implemented enhancements on top of JSF in various commercial and open source frameworks. With this in mind, let's construct a wish list of capabilities for the next major JSF version. A Great Start The original goal of JSF was to simplify Java-based Web development, and to a large degree it has done that. The component approach to UI development brought the simplicity that was missing from Java Web application development... (more)

ICEfaces Integrates NetBeans and GlassFish into AJAX Framework

ICEsoft Technologies and the NetBeans Community announced support of the ICEfaces open source AJAX framework in the development and deployment of rich, JavaServer Faces (JSF) applications using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and GlassFish application server. ICEfaces extends JSF application support by providing automatic AJAX capabilities while preserving the server-side Java EE programming model, reducing the need for low-level JavaScript development. NetBeans is a free, open-source IDE for software developers that enables the development of JSF-based applications. Combined with ICEfaces, NetBeans allows web application developers to conform to the standard Java technology design patterns, accessing databases and Web services behind dynamic HTML interfaces. In addition, ICEfaces offers several major enhancements to GlassFish, the Sun sponsor... (more)

ICEsoft Debuts ICEfaces Community Edition: A Breakthrough in AJAX Productivity for J2EE Developers

CALGARY, Alberta, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ICEsoft Technologies, Inc., the rich web company, today released ICEfaces(TM) Community Edition. A breakthrough for the Java community, ICEfaces Community Edition greatly simplifies the process of creating and deploying enterprise-level AJAX applications. As of today, Java developers can develop sophisticated applications at no cost, using the Community Edition of ICEfaces. Now in beta release, ICEfaces Community Edition harnesses the power of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), a technique for developing interactive Web-based applications that have the richness of conventional software programs residing on the user's PC. In contrast to more recent "AJAX toolkits," ICEfaces offers a sophisticated framework and a comprehensive set of components that are abstracted from client runtime software, thereby dramatically reduc... (more)

ICEsoft Announces ICEfacesT Enterprise For Thin Client AJAX

ICEsoft released of ICEfaces Enterprise Edition v1.0. ICEfaces is the only integrated AJAX application framework for Java EE. ICEfaces extends JavaServer Faces, enabling Java developers to easily create and deploy thin-client rich web applications in pure Java. The new solution harnesses the power of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), a technique for developing interactive Web-based applications that have the richness of conventional software programs residing on the user's PC. "ICEsoft offers the most elegant way to develop rich Internet applications in Java", claims Steve Maryka, CTO. "With well over 25 man years of development effort invested, ICEfaces is the only standards-based solution that implements Ajax capabilities without requiring the application developer to write any JavaScript code." ICEfaces is the only rich Internet technology in existence today ... (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)

ICESoft Embraces AJAX, Discusses Vision on SYS-CON.TV

ICESoft has embraced AJAX as a way to deliver rich client interfaces to Java EE developers. Company CTO Steve Maryka was interviewed at JavaOne 2007 to outline the company's approach and the success it has had with customers. View the Interview on SYS-CON.TV Register for AJAXWorld Conference & Expo West 2007 ICEsoft is the leading provider of standards-compliant, AJAX-based solutions for deploying pure Java, rich Internet applications. ICEfaces is the first integrated AJAX application framework that enables Java EE application developers to easily create and deploy thin-client, rich Internet applications in pure Java. The Community Edition of ICEfaces is a fully featured product that enterprise developers can use to develop rich Java EE applications at no cost. ICEfaces is the only rich Internet technology in existence today that delivers the features of Thin Client AJA... (more)

AJAX, Flash, Silverlight, or JavaFX: Must We Choose?

  AJAX has forever altered user expectations regarding the experience delivered by the Web. In today’s world, users sit at the edge of their seat waiting to see what scrumptious eye candy AJAX will serve them next. Some of the more notable visual effects and desktop-like interactions include Prototype-esque fades, Dojo style fisheyes, the near ubiquitous drag-and-drop, and, of course, who can live without the entertainment provided by the assortment of animated loading icons that now distract us while AJAX does its asynchronous “thing.” Yes, it would appear that AJAX can do it all and that no desktop visual effect or gesture is safe from being outsourced to the Web.   High-Definition RIA Solutions: What Are They Good For? This was my opinion, until I saw Apple's new Finder in the company's recently announced Leopard release of OSX. The Finder includes a file browsing... (more)

Web 2.0 / Enterprise Mashups Track at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West

JackBe CTO John Crupi, IBM CTO for Emerging Internet Technologies David Boloker, Kapow Technologies Founder & CTO Stefan Andreasen, ITerating Executive Nicolas Vandenberghe, Roundarch RIA Practice Leader Charles Fiesel, SnapLogic co-Founder Michael Pittaro, ICEsoft Senior Architect Ted Goddard, Jive Software CMO Sam Lawrence, Rubicon Consulting Founder Nilofer Merchant, Symantec Developer Rowan Trollope, ESRI Lead Developer Jayant B. Sai and more. These are among the more than a dozen high-caliber speakers lined up by SYS-CON Events to speak in the Web 2.0 / Enterprise Mashups track at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West taking place next month at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – one of just ten simultaneous content-rich tracks at biggest version yet of the world's leading AJAX, Rich Internet Applications & Web 2.0 event. The event is e... (more)

Why Web 2.0 for the Enterprise Is Far More Than Just a Facelift

Much like it did for consumer Web applications such as Gmail and Netflix, AJAX is quickly injecting enterprise applications with a more dynamic and interactive user experience. "But, with so many products and techniques available," argues Ted Farrell (pictured), chief architect for Tools and Middleware at Oracle, "it is difficult for organizations to know where to start." " A framework instead of guesswork is needed," adds Farrell – who will be explaining his viewpoint in depth at the opening keynote of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West at the Santa Clara Convention Center later this month – "one that balances both emerging and existing technologies to create a stable rapid application development environment. Furthermore, the next-generation, Web 2.0 user experience is as much about a richer interface as it is about empowering users with state-of-th... (more)

ICEfaces and Mobile AJAX for the iPhone at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

As interest in mobile AJAX gathers in the wake of the Apple iPhone release, the ICEfaces open source project is poised to deliver mobile AJAX solutions today. Come to this presentation and find out why the server-centric nature of the ICEfaces technology provides inherent advantages in the mobile space. During the discussion you will get a brief overview of the ICEfaces technology, and will see how it is applicable to resource-constrained mobile devices. You will also see a live demonstration of a mobile ICEfaces application running on both the Safari and Opera mobile browsers. Finally, you will learn about some of the emerging best practices for mobile AJAX application design, and get a a glimpse of the ICEfaces roadmap for mobile AJAX. Speaker Bio: Stephen Maryka, Chief Technical Officer at ICEsoft Technologies, leads the development of all AJAX-based technologies... (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)