As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have some architectural reservations about using JSF as a platform for Rich Internet Applications. Flex, on the other hand, has some features which make it an attractive alternative platform for RIAs, namely: Client management of UI components (e.g. in-client MVC for UI) Flash runtime addresses cross-browser issues […]
On the bits and pieces of software life.
I’ve built three or four JSF applications over the last couple years. I’ve used JSF with Seam and Spring. I’ve used both RichFaces and ICEfaces JSF component libs. After all that what do I have to say about the technology? I’m not going to go so far as to say JSF sucks (but if I […]
I’m not going to offer anything groundbreaking here. But having worked with a variety of teams of talent over the years, I wanted to articulate what I think makes a good Java developer. By putting these thoughts down, I hope to forge a little more of a formal idea of what I’m looking for the […]
I spent the last couple years building rich internet applications in java. It’s been fun work but it’s a difficult, fragmented and rapidly changing landscape for Java web development. The release of JEE 6 brought a lot of powerful rapid development features into the fold (especially from Spring & Seam). But, the release does nothing […]