I received a tip from
that Apple is using JSF for its online rebate site, which you can see at
A quick View Source shows the presence of our javax.faces.ViewState
Our current schedule for JSF 2.0 has us handing off the spec
artifacts to the JCP on 15 December 2008. That’s 62 business days
One of the worst things about Java is the lack of a language level
solution to the href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragile_base_class_problem">fragile
base class problem. In the absence of a solution, the JSF EG has
resorted to creating subclasses of interfaces, appending a digit to the
interface name, and adding the methods there.
We had an expert group meeting for JSR-314-EG today.
I'm happy to report that Ryan Lubke has committed the code that was previously being maintaned on the JSF_2_0_0_from_HEAD_20080606_BRANCH in the facelets cvs repository into the trunk of the Mojarra svn repository. This will allow us to continue to the work of integrating the feature set of Facelets into JSF 2.0.
I received three submissions to the contest. This is about what I
expected given the amount of publicity I gave it (zero, aside from just
posting the blog) and the difficulty of the task (not too hard, but
non-trivial for most). I'm very happy with the submissions.
The winning submission was picked by the following criteria:
Taking a cue from the
of the community that has grown up around the href="http://java.sun.com/javaee/javaserverfaces/#IRC">JSF IRC
channel, my colleague and friend href="http://weblogs.java.net/blog/mode/">Rajiv Mordani has created
an IRC channel for the entire Glassfish WebTier, on fre
We've been working on JSF 2.0 for over a year now and we're very
close to having solid specifications and implementations for our top two
Of course, the implementation of both of these issues
We all know that Ryan Lubke is a top notch engineer, but did you also
know he's a solid technical writer? Ryan has been posting plenty of
really useful content on his
blog about JSF 2.0, including the series on new features in JSF 2.0.
This entry summarizes the series thus far and gives links to each
At JavaOne 2006, Dennis
Byrne shared with me an intimate fact that I'll now share with you:
his Christmas 2005 wishlist included "a bound printout of the JSF 1.2
spec". He got his wish and went on to become a star committer to the
MyFaces project. Dennis certainly gets the "most touching reading of
the JSF spec" award.