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JSF 2.x's renaissance

JAXenter's Chris Mayer posted a column last week about the "JavaServer Faces enjoying Java EE renaissance under Oracle's stewardship". This piece discusses the adoption and increased ecosystem (component libraries, tools, runtimes, ...) since the release of JSF 2.0 as well as ongoing work on 2.2. As Cameron Purdy comments, Oracle as a company certainly has vested interest in JSF and will continue to invest in the technology. Specifically for JSF 2.2, and as this other...

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Web.Next | Read More

Social Media JSR 357 NOT approved by Executive Committee

JSR 357 (Social Media API) has not passed the initial ballot which means, according to the JCP rules, that "the JSR submitter(s) who may revise the JSR and resubmit it within 14 days". Given the comments associated with the negative votes, it may be challenging for the submitters to address the concerns about the scope assessed by many as being too wide. Standardization is a difficult task and the JCP (the Executive Committee in fact) played its role by pointing out...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | Web.Next | Read More

RESTful Java on Steroids (Parleys, Podcast, ...)

As reported previously here, the JAX-RS 2.0 (JSR 339) expert group is making good progress. If you're interested in what the future holds for RESTful Java web services, you can now watch Marek's Devoxx presentation or listen to him in the latest Java Spotlight Podcast (#74). Marek discusses the new client API, filters/handlers, BeanValidation integration, Hypermedia support (HATEOAS), server-side async processing and more. With JSR 339's Early Draft Review 2 currently out,...

Monday, March 19, 2012 | Web.Next | Read More

JAX-RS 2.0 - Jersey Code Rulez

What's better than the JAX-RS 2.0 Early Draft? Well, code of course! As spec lead Marek Potociar just announced, the first Jersey 2.0 milestone build is out. This is an entirely new code base which uses HK2 for dependency injection (a core technology for GlassFish), offers a new asynchronous internal design as well as an API to programmatically define JAX-RS resources. Read about these and more about what's new in Marek's detailed post. Of course this is also the...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | Web.Next | Read More

A status on JAX-RS 2.0. Early Draft.

With the Early Draft of JAX-RS 2.0 review period closed for a little while now, here's Arun's walk through the technology's new and improved features. The Client API seems to be a very popular feature and one that seems pretty stable at this point. Filters and Handlers is another set of new features enabling interception of requests and responses while Hypermedia, a founding principle for REST, is better supported. JAX-RS 2.0 also offers the ability to validation parameters...

Friday, February 10, 2012 | Web.Next | Read More

Grizzly now with AHC-powered WebSocket client

With the recent release of Async HTTP Client (AHC) 1.7.0, Ryan has details on how this impacts Grizzly to essentially provide support for WebSocket clients. Ryan covers the new grizzly-http-client Maven artifact for AHC and introduces UpgradeHandler, WebSocketListener, WebSocket interfaces for WebSocket support with a short but complete working sample. With this release, Grizzly now provides support for both sides of the WebSocket wire.Both GlassFish 3.1.2 and of course 4.0...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | Web.Next | Read More