One of the talks I attended at JavaOne was Ben Galbraith speaking on UI design. While not a blockbuster talk, there was a lot of good information in there.
Perhaps the most surprising was the topic of UI latency.
Last night, Ryan Lubke and I gave a BOF on creating components with JSF 2.
If you've been reading my blogs, none of this will be especially new, but I did think that you might appreciate the slides, which I've now uploaded and are available in OpenOffice 3 and
David Geary has released the second of his three part series on JSF 2. You can find it here.
He covers templating and composite components, and as usual, does a very readable and thorough job - check it out.
I'm not sure how I got this job, but apparently I'm supposed to find all the JavaOne parties.
This year was harder, and it seems there will be very few opportunities to cage free drinks from eager PR people.
Continuing our look at JSF (see previous blog here), one of the biggest complaints about JSF is the Lifecycle. And it's not hard to understand why - here you are, just about to write a Hello World application, and the folks who wrote the documentation hit you with something that looks like this:
One of the most persistent annoyances in working on JSF is the pervasiveness of old information, usually from years ago, and often now inaccurate. Google ranks the JSF 1.1 tutorial over the JSF 1.2 tutorial... One Tweet I recently read referred to a Joe Ottinger blog from 2007 - over 2 years ago. Yet it was referenced as new information.
You can find it on our downloads
As I mentioned in my previous blog, the guys over at IntelliJ are working hard on getting Java EE 6 support in, including JSF 2.