I'm pleased to report that we
have annonced the terms of the Java Distribution License (JDL) as it
applies to the Sun JavaServer Faces Reference Implementation, and to
JavaServer Faces implementations at large.
In case you need it, here's a jumpstart on using java.net for your JSR.
1. get a java.net id (duh)
2. Create a project called something like
in the JSR community. We try to keep all
the java.net projects that correspond to JSRs in that project. For
NAME, I recommend jsf-metadata.
I've written my first AJAXian JSF component. I took Greg Murray's very useful but
utterly non-componentized Progress Bar
example and generalized it into a faces component that allows you to simply put
this in your page:
I'm pleased to announce the availability of the Public Review
revisions of the next release of the JavaServerTM Faces and
I was doing some C++ hacking today, and I added the traditional:
Way back in October 2002, I had the enviable position of ramping up
the development effort for the Sun RI for JavaServer Faces. At that
time, Test Driven Development (TDD) was just starting to catch on, and I
used my position as team leader to mandate (HA!) that we would use TDD
on the project.
Next month I'll have the opportunity to ask questions in real-time to John Loiacano, Sun's head of Software.
I know I'm late to the party on this article, so please excuse my
Gregor Hohpe SOA - Same Old Architecture I often have angst about how my relatively narrow focus on web presentation technologies, and faces in specific, is potentially career limiting. Therefore, I'm taking steps to look up and look around. Mr. Hohpe's talk is such a step. He has so much to say about SOA, and appears to understand the software development practice on its own very well.
Keynote panel Q: Motorola guy: Why should I believe that J2EE will withstand the .NET onslought? A.Cliff: IBM A.Mark: people may not want vendor lock-in. People aren't putting all their IP into .NET. A.Rod: projects are succeeding A.Cliff: Band together to fight MS. JCP. Open Source influencing JCP. A.Gregor Hohpe: JCP: give us your idea, Sun owns it.