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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)

MyEclipse 6.5 Delivers Portlets, Spring and JSF Upgrades and JAX-WS Web Services

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)

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)

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 Joins Other Industry Leaders In Open AJAX Alliance

ICEsoft announced that it has joined the Open AJAX Alliance, a new industry group dedicated to increasing the popularity and value of AJAX as an enabling technology for creating rich Internet applications. ICEsoft intends to play an active role in helping the alliance improve interoperability between various AJAX technologies, and in maintaining open standards for AJAX programming.  In joining the Open AJAX Alliance, ICEsoft joins the alliance's initial supporting members -- BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, Google, IBM, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra -- as well as other new members. "While ICEfaces is fully Java EE compliant and provides significant advantages over AJAX solutions that require JavaScripting, we also must continue to ensure that our solution interoperates fully... (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)

OpenLogic Develops More Open AJAX Tools

OpenLogic has launched OpenLogic Enterprise 4.6, the newest release of its enterprise platform designed to help companies quickly and easily manage the use of open source software across the enterprise. OpenLogic Enterprise 4.6 contains many additions to the OpenLogic Certified Library, has a fast new automated installation process, and offers more enterprise control for updating security patches and versions of open source software. "OpenLogic customers include dozens of Fortune 100 companies that not only require a trusted source for a wide breadth of open source products, but also need to trust that the available fixes and security patches are always up to date," said Steve Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic. "Now, with OpenLogic's ability to get enterprises up and running in 30 minutes they can take advantage of all the benefits that open source software has to offer." ... (more)

ICEsoft's Web 2.0 Solution Integrates with JBoss Seam

ICEsoft Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise AJAX solutions, announced the availability of ICEfaces 1.6.0, the newest release of ICEsoft’s flagship AJAX development environment. Among its other improvements, ICEfaces 1.6.0 offers complete integration with JBoss Seam 1.2.1 GA, ensuring fast, efficient creation of Web 2.0 applications featuring the benefits of AJAX and other next-generation Web technologies. JBoss Seam is a powerful application framework for building Web 2.0 applications. The framework unifies and integrates technologies such as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), JavaServer Faces (JSF), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB3), Java Portlets and Business Process Management (BPM). Seam has been designed from the ground up to eliminate complexity at the architecture and the API levels. It enables developers to assemble complex Web a... (more)

ICEfaces + Liferay = Rich User Experience and Developer Simplicity

'The collaborative efforts of the Liferay and ICEfaces development teams have addressed the complexities of incorporating JSF and Ajax in Portals, allowing the developer to focus on the creative aspects of rich portal development. I expect the partnership and integration between Liferay Portal and ICEfaces to be a major catalyst in boosting JSF adoption in portal environments,' said Stephen Maryka, CTO at AJAXWorld 2007 West Gold Sponsor ICEsoft, as the integration of ICEfaces with Liferay Portal was announced recently. "Without a doubt, Liferay Portal now provides the richest feature set in the industry,” he added. “ICEfaces technology raises the bar for creating intuitive and usable portal user interfaces,” said Liferay’s Chief Software Architect, Brian Chan, “We specifically integrated with ICEfaces because they are the best at what ... (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)

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)