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JBoss Forge is the fastest way to build your Java EE applications, and not even tied to a particular IDE or an Application Server. Tech Tip #17
on May 7, 2014
The most recently completed poll, which was submitted by Walter Nyland, asked the community about which technologies represent the future of the view layer in Java EE apps. A total of 245 votes were cast in the Java 8 poll, and two comments were posted. The exact question and results were: What's the future of the view layer in Java EE applications? 26% (64 votes) - Java EE...
on Mar 26, 2014
It actually happened a few weeks ago already, but I simply didn't find the time to spread the word earlier -- just too much other stuff to do (see end of posting), so I tell you now: WebDAV Support for JAX-RS 1.2 is out! What has happened since 1.1? First of all, 1.2 is a complete internal overhaul, which not only finally is covered with unit tests rather completely (which revealed several...
on Mar 1, 2014

Java Enterprise

Did you know that events where JBoss technologies are presented are listed in a calendar ? Are you talking at an event about JBoss technology and its not listed here ? Do you know of any event where JBoss technologies are talked about and not listed in this calendar ? Send us a request by filling this form. Subscribe to this calendar using any of the following links:
on Apr 30, 2014
While parts of the cloud IT that are still being hyped are changing rapidly, the whole segment is not past the hype yet. The cloud report [1] that Gartner published 9 months ago still holds true today. Reports of disillusioned customers of such solutions [2][3] are a clear sign that the hype might have reached its peak for most parts of cloud offerings, though. And while many articles discuss the...
on Mar 30, 2014
I presented this demo at DevNexus 2014 in Atlanta today. It is Reza's demo with just a pinch more Java EE thrown in. This blog entry covers how to fully internationalize an AngularJS application with just a pinch of Java EE. Reza hosts the code for this demo on his github. The demo has a chat client and a todo list. This blog entry only looks at the chat client, and assumes basic familiarity...
on Feb 25, 2014
I've been blessed with the opportunity to speak at DevNexus 2014. This is my first time speaking at a DevNexus event and I'm excited at the opportunity to meet and learn from many top-name speakers currently practicing today. As I planned out my time here are the sessions I've added to my calendar. Day 1: Monday 24 February 09:00 Welcome and Sven Peters Keynote, Hall A From the buzz around...
on Feb 18, 2014
This blog entry describes an unsupported process for overwriting the version of Mojarra that comes bundled in WLS 12.1.2 and beyond with an arbitrary version (from groupId org.glassfish artifactId javax.faces). Sometimes it is necessary to upgrade the version of Mojarra that comes bundled in WebLogic Server with a different version, either newer or older. One such usage: the Mojarra team at...
on Feb 14, 2014
Note this blog is obsolete, see for the current blog In every JSF application view state is kept either on the client or on the server. How do you make sure this state is smaller? The 'com.sun.faces.compressViewState' comes in handy here. It makes it so that the Mojarra runtime will Gzip compress the view state. Note the context-param is set by default to true, so...
on Feb 12, 2014
Note this blog is obsolete, see for the current blog Today we are covering what the "com.sun.faces.sendPoweredByHeader" context-param does. Historically the JSF runtime would send the "X-Powered-By" servlet response header that would tell what the backing engine was (for Mojarra 2.2.x it would show "JSF/2.2"). To make it possible to turn this on or off this...
on Feb 11, 2014
Note this blog is obsolete, see for the current blog The "com.sun.faces.validateXml" context-param makes it possible for you to have the Mojarra JSF runtime verify your configuration files against the faces-config.xml schema. If an error is found you will immediately be made aware as deployment will fail until you fix the problem. Note when you are ready to go to...
on Feb 7, 2014
Note this blog is obsolete, see for the current blog By convention in Faces Flows the page that is the start node has the same name as the flow, but is it possible to change that? It sure is, read on! We'll dive into the Faces configuration file that will make this work. <faces-config version="2.2"        ...
on Feb 6, 2014
The results of the most recently completed poll suggest that Java EE 7 is finding increasing use, impacting more projects and the daily work of more and more developers over time. This is one more indicator that the Java EE 7 release has to be considered a major success: the release occurred less than a year ago, yet the impact is already considerable. A total of 149 votes were cast...
on Jan 26, 2014
Note this blog is obsolete, see for the current blog The JavaEE team at Oracle has been busy processing the feedback from the JavaEE 8 Community Survey Question 6 in part one of the survey reads: "Is there any one de-facto standard technology in this space [Server side web MVC framework, aside from JSF] to which we should look for inspiration". For those...
on Jan 13, 2014

Java User Groups

This entry lists Ed’s picks for the brand new JavaLand conference. Many of the talks are in German, but there is enough English to make it worth your time. It looks like there is a lot more English content in day two. Also, the conference was endorsed by editor Kevin Farnham in his blog post from Saturday, 1 March 2014. Monday 25 March 2014 Welcome and Keynote, Fried Saacke,...
on Mar 3, 2014

Java Desktop

The Java is a platform which grown up quickly, for many rations such it can write once time and run anywhere, it runs languages on JVM. There is a myth that Java cannot compile its sources on run time, but it's truth? Have a dynamic language is important to make some projects, for example, calculate taxes to different cities, so the source should be on the database and each city it puts the...
on Jan 19, 2014


This is my first blog on! Happy new year! At 2014/01/11, A big Java EE 7 event has been held on China Nanjing Software Valley jointly organized by China (Nanjing) Software Valley Joint Management Committee and China Nanjing Java User Group. ChinaNanjingJUG( is founded at 2013, and focus on the promotion of Java EE and Java related technology into China....
on Jan 13, 2014

Java Tools

An essential part of a well-written unit test is a well-written assertion. The assertion states the behavior you expect out of the system. It should tell you at a glance what a test is trying to demonstrate. It should be simple and obvious. You should not have to decipher conditional logic or sift through for loops to understand what it is doing. In addition, any non-trivial logic in a test case...
on Jan 4, 2014