How fast can you type on your BlackBerry?

Last night I had dinner with friends from college. We try to get together once every month or two. One of them got out his BlackBerry device and told us how he was typing an email at a stop light. The light turned green but he didn’t finish typing the email and finished it as…More

Quick start with RichFaces

During our webinar today a question was asked how to configure RichFaces in web.xml? Well, it’s very simple, you basically have to register a filter and add three RichFaces Jar files. The filter is described here and the Jar files can be downloaded here. I decided to provide a sample project template with RichFaces (version…More

RichFaces data table with paginator under 2 minutes

Here is a super quick way to have a data table with a paginator. I’m assuming here that you already have a project setup with RichFaces support: Of course you get full AJAX support out-of-the-box. Just don’t forget to set rows, that determines how many records to show per “page”.More

Hello World with modal panel

This examples shows you quickly how to get started with using modal panel component in RichFaces (rich:modalPanel). Modal panel control really improves user experience. How many times have you opened a regular browser popup and then by mistake clicked the parent window or even somewhere else? If you do that, the popup window will disappear.…More

How many AJAX frameworks?

Have you ever wondered how many AJAX frameworks are there? Well, check out question #3 in this survey. For some reason RichFaces is still represented by Ajax4jsf in the list.More

I'm speaking at EclipseCon 2008

I’m speaking at EclipseCon 2008 in March of next year, in Santa Clara, CA. No time slot has been assigned yet so I will update later. My session is here.More

Using JBoss Tools 2.0

If you are looking for the same basic JSF/RichFaces tools and features that you had in Exadel Studio Pro, but would like to use Eclipse 3.3 and the better and stable JBoss Tools 2.0, here is how to do it: Download Web Tools Platform All-In-One Packages 2.0.1 Download JBoss Tools 2.0 (all plug-ins) Unzip both…More

Exadel Studio Pro reborn in JBoss Developer Studio 1.0

This week RedHat/JBoss released JBoss Developer Studio 1.0 (or JBDS). The product is loaded with features, you can read more here . A big part of the functionality is coming from Exadel Studio Pro, more specifically JSF/RichFaces tools. You can still download an older version of Exadel Studio Pro for Eclipse 3.2.2, but of course…More

Business Applications using JBoss RichFaces – Webinar, Dec 18th

Another webinar is coming up on December 18th – Business Applications using JBoss RichFaces. I’ll start the webinar by introducing RichFaces and showing some of the rich components in a sample application. In the second half, Dan Tauber, our Director of Product Development will showcase a real business application that uses RichFaces. The application is…More