Back from Vienna

I returned from Vienna yesterday evening. After the CONFESS_2011 conference, I enjoyed the city for two days before heading home. I’ve just unpacked my stuff, so now I have the time to post my slides online at Slideshare. The source code of the demos is already online at my Google Code project. (You can just download the MeetingRooms folder from the trunk, that contains the state of the project as it was at the end of my presentation.)

If you attended my talk in Vienna, I hope you enjoyed it and that I’ve convinced you to start using ExtVal in your Java EE projects.

ExtVal talk @ CONFESS this Wednesday

I will be giving an interesting talk this Wednesday at the CONFESS conference in Vienna, Austria. I will be talking about ExtVal and how it can help us to prevent repetitive validation code in Java EE 5 as well as Java EE 6 applications. Of course, the talk will contain many interesting demos. And… I’ll give away some free ebooks during my talk!

CONFESS starts tomorrow. There are a lot of very interesting talks about Java EE and JSF. I’m looking forward to meeting many JSF enthusiasts!

J-Fall session resources online now

The resources of the session I did today at J-Fall 2010 are online now!

  • You can view the presentation slides at SlideShare.
  • The sources of my demo are available as a NetBeans project on my Google code project. (Just checkout trunk/MeetingRooms.)

The winners of the ebooks I gave away will be contacted by Packt Publishing once their book is ready for download. (Please drop me a line if you don’t hear anything from them.)

I think it was a good session this morning. At least the audience was nice. I got some good questions and we had a nice discussion afterwards. I hope everyone enjoyed the session.

Coming up: ExtVal session @ J-Fall conference

I’ll be speaking about MyFaces ExtVal at next week’s J-Fall conference in Nijkerk, The Netherlands. J-Fall is the most important Java conference in The Netherlands, organized by the Dutch Java User Group, NLJUG. As always, the J-Fall program is packed with interesting talks, including some by internationally recognized speakers. The J-Fall is a one-day conference, this year at Wednesday, November 3rd. Continue reading

New ExtVal release

Last week, a new version of Apache MyFaces Extenstions Validator (ExtVal) was released. ExtVal is a validation framework that allows us to keep our (JSF) View layer free of any validation code and instead put our validation rules as annotations in the Model layer of our application. These annotations can either be JPA annotations, ExtVal annotations or JSR 303 (Bean Validation) annotations. Even a combination of different types of annotations is possible. JSR 303 support is added to ExtVal since last weeks release. Continue reading

Win a free copy of MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development

This week my book, MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development, is featured in the JavaRanch Book Promotion. That means I’ll be answering questions in the JSF forum of JavaRanch’s Big Moose Saloon the whole week. Everyone who asks a question in that forum from today until Friday, March 26th 2010 has a chance to win one of four free copies of the MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development book. Some interesting questions have been asked already; I hope to answer many more the next few days…

Published today: Apache MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development

Today my book, Apache MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development, is published! Of course this is a big event for me, after working on it for nearly 1.5 years. The book can be ordered from the website of Packt Publishing and will be available trough the major (online) book stores shortly.

Should you have any questions or comments about the book, don’t hesitate to leave a comment here, drop me a line, or use one of the forms on the Packt website for questions or feedback. If you’re interested publishing a review of the book on your website or in a magazine, please contact Swati Iyer, who is responsible for the marketing of the book. Links to resources for the book can be found on the book resources page on this site.

New skin for Trinidad

Apache MyFaces Trinidad is a widely used JSF component set. It is featured in the upcoming book on Apache MyFaces, written by me. The benefits of Trinidad include a large choice of components, built-in Ajax and extensive skinning possibilities. Until now, one of the shortcomings of Trinidad has been the lack of a good looking open source skin. The default skin is called ‘minimal’, and that name does reflect the look of that skin very well. Continue reading