Lots of things happening…

I was doing JSF/RichFaces training in Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI last week. I got to experience a decent snow storm. I was glad to be back in California. Today I’m flying to Orlando, to JBossWorld conference. No snow there. Very exciting news are coming out of Exadel this week. First, we have released…More

Got an exception? Call your insurance agent

I was looking at my car insurance bill and got the message below (click on image). Look what it says at the top, “Technical error has occurred. Please contact your agent“. I wonder if my agent knows what’s a NullPointerException. I’m sure there is a better way to handle an exception than to print a…More

Links for 2008-01-31

JSF catches Swing as the number one GUI component model for Java Interesting perspective on JSF by Rick High. One thing to point out is that JSF doesn’t battle directly against Flex. With JSF you get pure browser RIA application. With Flex, the RIA application is running inside a Flash player. I think there is…More

EclipseCon session scheduled

My presentation, Developing Rich Internet Applications with JBoss RichFaces and Eclipse was scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 at 10am.More

Links for 2008-01-22

Life after Struts 1.0 Question posted by Rick Hightower on LinkedIn. Lots of interesting opinions on JSF. Inside RIA A new site launched by O’Reilly. It currently has blog posts from leading RIA developers.More

Update on JavaFX and what's coming…

Here is an update on JavaFX and what’s coming up from InfoQ.com – JavaFX: Current Status and What’s Upcoming . Here is one quote from the article: “It is obviously possible to write rich, dynamic GUI applications now using the Swing and Java 2D libraries of Java, but it is not necessarily easy to do…More

Java Persistence Frameworks reviewed

When I do onsite JSF/RichFaces training, I usually get this question: “So, which persistence framework should we use with JSF?”. My experience has been using Hibernate, JBoss Seam (using Hibernate and JPA). Obviously there is no right or wrong answer here, but this article, Adopting a Java Persistence Framework: Which, When, and What? should shed…More

I'm going to Orlando…

I’m going to JBoss World 2008 in Orlando, FL, February 12-15th. Exadel is going to have a booth at the show and I also have one talk about RichFaces and Seam.More

Consumer JRE presentation

Here is a great presentation on the upcoming Consumer JRE. For JavaFX to succeed, the Consumer JRE has to solve the following issues with the current runtime: Large download size Start up speed of applications Simpler runtime update The presentation shows how these issues are solved. And finally, last but not least, the look and…More