Java SIG: ADF and AJAX and Java Server Faces, Friend or Foe?



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Java SIG


    First Half:

    The Ins and Outs of the MyFaces "ADF Faces" Open Source Project

    JavaServerTM Faces (JSF) technology is one of the new standards that are part of the JavaTM Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5.0 release. The success of JSF depends heavily on open source projects and the open source community’s contributions and donations, by individual developers and corporations. MyFaces is an Apache top-level open source project that provides both a runtime implementation and a rich set of standard JSF components. This session is an in-depth technical examination of a new MyFaces component library, the Oracle "ADF Faces" donation. It includes examples of how to best utilize the MyFaces "ADF Faces" components in application development and how to best extend the MyFaces "ADF Faces" components’ functionality.

    Jonas Jacobi

    Jonas Jacobi is a J2EE technology evangelist at Oracle. A native of Sweden, Jonas has worked in the software industry for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining Oracle, Jonas worked at several major Swedish software companies in management, consulting, development, and project management roles. For the past three years, Jonas has been responsible for the product management of JavaServer Faces, Oracle ADF Faces, and Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client in the Oracle JDeveloper team.

    Second Half:

    Ajax and Faces: Friend or Foe?

    Can a client-side Ajax solution and server-side Faces solution co-exist and play well together? Or are they each solving a similar problem in a different and incompatible way? The authors of Pro JSF and Ajax - Jonas Jacobi and John R. Fallows - will discuss how the JavaServer Faces framework can be used to embrace Ajax today, while protecting Web applications from radical rearchitecture each time there is a change in direction of client-side technology. Jonas and John will address the key aspects of Faces component development, and will introduce innovative techniques to adopt Ajax. Jonas and John will cover many issues that developers encounter when building Ajax-enabled JSF components, and they will discuss how best to leverage Ajax to create extremely interactive rich Internet components.

    John R. Fallows

    John R. Fallows is a JavaServer Faces technology architect at Oracle. Originally from Northern Ireland, John graduated from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and has worked in the software industry for more than ten years. Prior to joining Oracle, John worked as a research scientist for British Telecommunications Plc. For the past four years, John has played a leading role in the Oracle ADF Faces team to influence the architecture of the JavaServer Faces standard and to extend the standard to provide Ajax functionality in the ADF Faces project.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberly Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA 94105



    6:30-7:00 Doors open. Networking. Pizza.
    7:00-9:00 Presentations


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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