Thursday Oct 18, 2007

Woodstock live!

You may be thinking of the 1969 music festival, but I'd like to draw your attention to some cool technology that is currently bundled with NetBeans 6 and shares the same famous name: Woodstock, a set of JavaServer Faces, Ajax enabled components. The design time behavior of the components inside of the IDE is very rich. You'll find them in a palette, have the ability to drag and drop them on a page, easily bind them to heterogeneous data sources: databases, Web Services, EJB's, collections, etc. Building a web application with a consistent look and feel is an exercise that only takes a few minutes.

One can also experience the components (the runtime behavior) outside the NetBeans development environment, by going the java.net project page. This is very cool, since you don't have to install anything to view the components or code review the implementation of the examples listed on the website.



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