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In our previous JDJ article - Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces - we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to provide application developers with rich, interactive and reusable components. In order to use AJAX and Mozilla XUL with JSF, component writers have to make sure to provide any resource files need by these technologies, such as images, style sheets, or scripts. The standard approach to providing resource files for a JSF component library is to serve them directly out of the web application root file system. These resources are usually packaged in an archive (such as a ZIP file), and shipped separately from the JSF componen... (more)

Creating AJAX and Rich Internet Components with JSF

This article is based on, and contains excerpts from, the book Pro JSF: Building Rich Internet Components by Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows, published by Apress. Book is available on fine bookstores and Amazon. In our previous article - "Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces" (JDJ, Vol. 10, issue 11) - we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to p... (more)

The Web Communication Revolution – An Overview of HTML5 WebSockets

Watch Part 1 of our webcast series: Web Communication Revolution – an Overview of HTML5 WebSockets. In this recorded presentation we walk through the challenges the legacy Web is posing and how HTML5 and WebSockets are changing it into a new, living Web. In the webcast we discuss questions like HTML5 and WebSocket support in older browsers, the WebSocket API and protocol, trends how the full duplex low latency messaging will change enterprise topologies, and how higher level business protocols can be extended all the way to desktop browsers and mobile devices. ... (more)

The Definitive Guide to HTML5 WebSocket

The awesome book of three HTML5 and WebSocket experts can be pre-ordered now: The Definitive Guide to HTML5 WebSocket. Brief summary of the contents: This book contains everything web developers and architects need to know about WebSocket. It discusses how WebSocket-based architectures provide a dramatic reduction in unnecessary network overhead and latency compared to older HTTP (Ajax) architectures, how to layer widely used protocols such as XMPP and STOMP on top of WebSocket, and how to secure WebSocket connections and deploy WebSocket-based applications to the enterprise. Bu... (more)

The Internet of Many Different Things

by Vikram Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Kaazing The coming “Internet of Many Different Things” is not a world that is still way out in the future. According to researchers, somewhere between 2008 and 2009 there were as many “things” connected to the Internet as the number of people on the planet – over 6 billion! According to GSMA, by 2020 there will be 24 billion “things” connected to the Internet, of which half or 12 billion will be mobile devices. So what’s all this going to be worth? Analyst firm IDC projects that IoT technology and services spending will generate global re... (more)