IceSoft Technologies today unveiled Icefaces 1.7, a JSF component suite that allows you to build server-centric, Ajax applications in pure Java. Icefaces employs 'Ajax push' technology to make changes to the client-side DOM, allowing data to be updated and shared quickly amongst rich-client applications. The latest release includes seven new components, framework and bridge enhancements, support for JSR-168 Portlets as well as improved support for Spring Web Flow and JBoss Seam.
From the blog of Ken Fyten, VP of Technology for IceFaces:
Less visible, but equally important to everyone leveraging ICEfaces' asynchronous update features (Ajax-push) in wide-scale deployments is the addition of out-of-the-box support for 5 leading Asynchronous Request Processing (ARP) implementations, such as Glassfish "Grizzly" and Tomcat 6 / JBoss 4.2 NIO. By leveraging these ARP implementations ICEfaces applications can immediately benefit from reduced server-side resource consumption for asynchronous applications, resulting in increased scalability of asynchronous apps. on the same hardware and software....
Some of the additions to the component suite include:
- New Component Showcase
- Separate JSP and Facelets versions (for ease of code-comprehension)
- New theme
- New Popup/Context Menu
- New Portlet Component
- New Rich Text Editor
- New Media Player Component supports following media content in ICEfaces page:
- Flash, Quicktime, Windows Media, and RealPlayer
For a full list of features, click here.
IceFaces 1.7 can be downloaded here.