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Blog Archive for arungupta during October 2008

GMaps4JSF allows Google Maps to be easily integrated with any JSF application. This blog shows how to use this library with Mojarra - JSF implementation delivered from the GlassFish community. TOTD #50 explains how to create a simple JSF 2.0 application and deploy on GlassFish v3 prelude using Mojarra 2.0 EDR2. The application allows to create a database of cities/country that you like....
Yaaay, 50th tip!! The previous 49 tips are available here. Mojarra EDR2 is now available - download binary and/or source bundle! GlassFish v2 UR2 ships with Mojarra 1.2.0_04 and v3 prelude comes with 1.2.0_10. The Mojarra binaries in both v2 and v3 can be easily replaced by the new ones as described in Release Notes. Additionally, TOTD# 47 explains how to get started with Mojarra 2.0 on...
Jim and I presented on "Using Comet to create a Two-Player Web Game" at Ajax World 2008 West yesterday. The talk explained the basic concepts of Comet, showed how a Tic Tac Toe game can be easily created using code walkthrough and then talked about future directions. The slides are available here and the code can be downloaded here. A similar sample that can be deployed on...
CIO published an article highlighting 5 cheap (or free) software that can be afforded during financial crisis. Their recommendations are: Open Office ($0) instead of Microsoft Office ($110 for basic version) Mozilla Thunderbird ($0) instead of Microsoft Outlook (lots of security issues) GnuCash ($0) instead of Quicken ($30 for starter edition) Alfresco ($0) instead of Sharepoint ($5K for...
"Sun moving away from SOAP to embrace REST" is the misleading title of an article recently published in SD Times. The article provides a good introduction to JAX-RS and Jersey. But I really wonder what motivated the author of this article to use this title. This blog, hopefully, provides a better context. Jersey is the Reference Implementation of Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS, JSR...
This is a follow up to TOTD #48 which showed how to convert a JSF 1.2 application to use new features of JSF 2.0. In this blog, we'll talk about a new annotation added to the JSF 2.0 specification - @ManagedBean. @ManagedBean is a new annotation in the JSF 2.0 specification. The javadocs (bundled with the nightly) clearly defines the purpose of this annotation: The presence of this annotation...
Jim and I are speaking at Ajax World next week on Using Comet to Create a Two-Player Web Game. The session walks through the process of creating a Tic Tac Toe game that can be played over the Internet using Ajax and Comet. In the process, it explains the general Comet concepts using APIs specific to the GlassFish Application Server. It also highlights the multi-lingual capabilities of...
TOTD #47 showed how to deploy a JSF 1.2 application (using Facelets and Ajax/JSF Extensions) on Mojarra 2.0-enabled GlassFish.  In this blog we'll use new features added in JSF 2.0 to simplify our application: Use integrated Facelets and resource re-location to simplify our facelets Replace JSF Extensions Ajax API with new in-built JavaScript APIs to expose Ajax functionality. Let's get...
Java Server Faces 2.0 specification (JSR 314, EDR2) and implementation (soon to be EDR2) are brewing. This blog shows how to get started with Mojarra - Sun's implementation of JSF. GlassFish v2 comes bundled with Mojarra 1.2_04 which allows you to deploy a JSF 1.2 application. This blog explains how you can update GlassFish v2 to use Mojarra 2.0 nightly. And then it deploys a simple JSF 1.2-...
Sun Student Technology Camp is an effort to educate students about what is going on in the world of technology. If you are a student, from middle school on up through university-level, then this is for you! There are presentations, demos, hands-on activities on the latest and most innovative technology from resident technology geeks. The topic for upcoming camp is Open Source. Find out how...