When I teach my JSF crash course to my software engineering students,
everyone nods, works through the lab, and I don't hear any JSF issues from them
for a couple of weeks. Then they run into sPAL.
If you work with Eclipse and JSF 2, you too may be annoyed at the little
that shows up next
to all your
faces-config.xml files (even those that are blessedly
I am updating the “External Services” chapter in
href="http://corejsf.com">Core JSF. There is lots of new and interesting
stuff: How to use JPA, stateless session beans, and WebBeans. I ditched the
LDAP sections (for which I had received very few queries, even though the
examples are notoriously hard to set up).
As I am updating my share of chapters in the Core JavaServer Faces book
(with the hard parts fortunately being tackled by my coauthor, David Geary), I
started playing with WebBeans, erm, Java Contexts
and Dependency Injection.
I'll keep calling it WebBeans—the alternative JavaCandi is more than I
A few days after Eclipse Galileo, Netbeans released its latest offering,
Netbeans 6.7. Here is a first look, as always from my entirely biased
I just installed Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo)—it seemed a more attractive
thing to do than actually getting my work done. Fortunately, I only need three
Eclipse plugins right now. Here is how they fared with Galileo.
I teach computer science at San Jose State University. My department just
ended up on href="http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/06/13/123211/Student-Who-Released-Code-From-Assignments-Accused-of-Cheating">Slashdot.
One of my colleagues, Dr.
The Toy Show
One of my favorite parts of Java One is the Friday morning “toy show” where James Gosling presents a random mixture of cool and inspirational projects. Of course, all these involve Java in some way.
Like every year, I offer a quick script for packrats who want to download
the slides for all the talks. Of course, you can just wait for them to become
available online after the conference, but then you'd not be a true packrat.