After a few months of steady improvements, we're ready to announce an
early access release of Project Dynamic Faces (DynaFaces). The project
homepage is < href="https://jsf-extensions.dev.java.net/">https://jsf-extensions.dev.java.net/>.
This page has live demos of DynaFaces in action.
The case for EL in Dolphin
If you're well connected to the JSF and Web Tier world, you'd know
that the Expression Language used in JSF and JSP in Java EE 5 is slated
to become a separate JSR. It is my hope, and the hope of several
others, that this JSR be moved into the core JDK in the Dolphin
This week, my colleague
Kitain and I are sitting in the href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_van_Pelt">virtual advice
booth, however, instead of doling out href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Lucy_and_the_psychiatric_help_booth.jpg">psychiatric
help we're answering JSF questions.
With the help of
most excellent href="https://maven-repository-importer.dev.java.net/">maven repository
importer ant task, and several iterations of trial and error, we now
have the JSF 1.2 and 1.1 api and impl jars available under the same license as
Glassfish on href="https://maven-repository.dev.java.net/nonav/
If you really want, you can skip the prose and go straight to the
However, if you do, you'll miss out on where to download the
Many thanks to my pal Vernon Singleton for handholding me through the process of converting these huge QuickTime files down to much smaller FLV and SWF files. Maybe he'll do a blog on how to do it!
Updated: app servers added to query
Rather than spend lots of time researching this, I thought I'd try my hand at asking a question of the blogosphere.
I'd like to know what developer tools and application servers are using which JSF implementation.
Here is an ultra-quick blog entry sharing something in JSF 1.2 about
which I'm not sure many people are aware. Thanks to the unified EL, it
is possible to refer to JSF managed beans and other JSF concepts using
plain old JSP expressions in the page. For example, let's say you have
a JSF app that is a bookstore.
The content and ideas in this blog entry are taken from my upcoming
McGraw Hill Osborne book href="http://purl.oclc.org/NET/jsfbook/">JavaServer Faces: The Complete
Reference, which I am co-authoring with href="http://www.jroller.com/page/cschalk">Chris Schalk. In the
book, we have a chapter on Securing JavaServer Faces applications.