Episode 8 – May 2012

Kito, Ian, and Daniel discuss JDK 8, LiferayFaces, the new Jenkins repository, and new releases of ICEfaces, MyFaces, Weld, Ceylon, ModeShape, Arquillian, Akka, NetBeans, and several Spring products.

Comment from Cagatay Civici (PrimeFaces lead) about our last newscast:

“We are not moving away from jQuery in favor of custom javascript, we just write our own jQuery powered widgets designed with JSF in mind. For PF 3 we are actually avoiding 3rd party jQuery plugins like jQuery ui dialog, autocomplete, tabs and similar because PF 2 experience helped me to realize that although using 3rd party work is good to quickly come up with components, they extremely limit you in long term.”  

New Releases

ICEfaces EE 3.0.0.GA now available

ICEmobile-Faces EE 1.0.0.GA now available

ICEfaces 3.0.1 now available

Myfaces Tomahawk 1.1.12 Released

Myfaces Orchestra Core 1.5 Released

MyFaces Core 2.1.7 Released

MyFaces Core 2.0.13 Released

MyFaces Core 1.2.12 Released  

MyFaces Core 1.1.10 Released

MyFaces Extensions CDI 1.0.5 Released

Weld 1.1.7.Final Released

Weld 2.0.0.Alpha2 released

Hibernate Validator 4.3.0.Beta1

Hibernate ORM 4.1.2 Release

Hibernate Search 4.1.0.Final – conditional indexing and more

Second official release of Ceylon

AeroGear 1.0.0.M2 Released! More Mobile Goodness

ModeShape 2.8.1.Final is available

ModeShape 3.0.0.Alpha3 is available

Arquillian 1.0.0 Final Ready for GlassFish and WebLogic

Arquillian Extension Jacoco 1.0.0.Alpha3 Released

Infinispan 5.1.4.FINAL is out now!

GridGain 4.0 Now Available

Hazelcast 2.0 Released with Off-Heap Storage and

Distributed Backups

Spring Mobile 1.0.0.RC2 Available

Spring Data REST 1.0.0.M1 Released

Spring Integration 2.1.1 Released

SpringSource Releases Version 1.0 Of Cloud Foundry Eclipse Plugin

Akka 2.0.1 Released!

Enterprise Tool News

NetBeans IDE 7.1.2 Available for Download

Jenkins CI and JFrog Announce Joint Artifact Repository Solution in the Cloud


PortletFaces becomes LiferayFaces

MyFaces ExtScripting site officially launched – http://myfaces.apache.org/extensions/scripting/

JDK 8 Milestone and Release Dates

JSF and Java EE Events

Episode 7 – Mar 2012

Kito, Ian, and Daniel the PrimeFaces / ICEfaces controversy, JSF 2.2, and new releases of MyFaces, Mojarra, ICEfaces, PrettyFaces, DeltaSpike, JBoss EAP, Hibernate, IronJacamer Spring Roo, IBM WebSphere, Liferay, MyBatis for Scala, and more.

New Releases

MyFaces Extensions CDI 1.0.4 – Release Notes

MyFaces Core 2.1.6  – Release Notes

MyFaces Core 2.0.12 – Release Notes

Mojarra 2.1.7 – Release Notes

Mojarra 2.0.9 – Release Notes

ICEfaces 3.0 now available

ICEsoft releases ICEmobile-faces 1.0

PrimeFaces 3.2 Final Released

PrimeFaces Mobile 0.9.2 Released

PrimeFaces Extensions 0.4.0 Released

PrettyFaces 3.3.3 Released

Apache DeltaSpike 0.1 Released – Release Notes

JBoss EAP and Developer Studio 6.0 Beta Released

Hibernate ORM 4.1.0 has just been released.

Hibernate Search 4.1.0.Beta1: improve Infinispan Query mapping

IronJacamar 1.1.0.Alpha5 is out

Spring Roo 1.2.1.RELEASE available

Spring Integration 2.1 is now GA

IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Beta 3  

Liferay Portal 6.1 Enterprise Edition

MyBatis for Scala 1.0 beta1 Released


Upcoming release: JSF 2.2 and HTML5

ICEfaces 3.0 uses some PrimeFaces 2.x code

Enterprise Tool News

JSF and Java EE Events No Fluff Just Stuff

Episode 6 – Dec 2011

Kito, Ian, and new co-host Daniel discuss the new DeltaSpike CDI project, plus new releases of PrimeFaces, MyFaces, ICEfaces, Spring, Hibernate, RichFaces, Mojarra, Seam, Artifactory, JRebel, and more.

NOTE: In the podcast, Kito mentions “Jason Lee Rubinger.” He should have said “Andrew Lee Rubinger.” Our apologies.

NOTE: In the previous newscast we gave the impression that MyFaces CODI was a CDI implementation. It’s certainly not — it’s a set of CDI extensions that run on top of a CDI implementation such as Weld or OpenWebBeans.

New Releases

iText 5.1.3 — XML Worker 1.1.1 | Javalobby

JFX Flow | Zen Java

ICEfaces 2.1.0 Beta 2 Release Notes – ICEfaces – ICEfaces.org Community Wiki

Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c

JMS Browser 2.5 just released!

Sonar 2.11 released | Javalobby

Apache Tomcat 7.0.23 Release | TomcatExpert

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 2.0.10 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 2.1.4 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 1.2.11 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

Release Notes – MyFaces CODI – Version 1.0.2 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

LucidWorks 2.0 Solr Development Platform Now Available! | Javalobby

In Relation To…  JBoss Seam 3.1.0.CR1 Released

In Relation To…  Hibernate Core 4.0.0.CR7 Release

In Relation To…  IronJacamar 1.1.0.Alpha4 is out

In Relation To…  A new @Special(izes) Weld 1.1.4.Final release

In Relation To…  Seam Spring 3.1.0.Alpha1 released

In Relation To…  Hibernate Search 4.0.0.CR2

In Relation To…  Hibernate Core 3.6.8.Final Release

PrimeFaces Mobile 0.9 is Released

PrimeFaces 3.0.M4 Released

JBoss AS 7.1.0.Beta1 “Tesla” released – My Wiki – Planet JBoss Community

TorqueBox v2.0.0.beta1 Released – The TorqueBox Project – Planet JBoss Community

Arquillian – Google+ – Arquillian Core 1.0.0.CR6 Released What is Arquillian? …

Arquillian – Google+ – Arquillian Drone 1.0.0.CR3 Released What’s new in this…

Arquillian – Google+ – Arquillian Jacoco 1.0.0.Alpha2 Released What’s new in this…

Arquillian – Google+ – Arquillian openWebBeans Container 1.0.0.CR2 Released

Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Beta (12.1.1)

RichFaces 4.1.0.CR2 Release Announcement  

GateIn Portal 3.2.0 Beta01 Released! – GateIn – Planet JBoss Community

Mojarra 2.1.4 Release Notes — Release Notes

Spring 3.1.0.RC2 Released | SpringSource.org

Spring Roo 1.2.0.RC1 released | SpringSource Team Blog


In Relation To…  Seam.Next Announcement

DeltaSpikeProposal – Incubator Wiki

Focus on Seam 2.3.0 – Marek Novotny’s Blog – Planet JBoss Community

JSR-000335 Lambda Expressions for the JavaTM Programming Language – Early Draft Review

javax.batch : new “Batch” JSR (The Aquarium)

JSF 2.2 Early Draft Review Available | Java.net

Enterprise Tool News

VisualVM 1.3.3 Released | Javalobby Oxygen XML Editor, Oxygen XML Author and Oxygen XML Developer 13.1 | Javalobby JFrog is pleased to announce the availability of Artifactory 2.4! | Javalobby NetBeans IDE 7.1 Release Candidate 1 Information TestMaker 6.1 adds Flex 4, Applet, More Reports   JRebel 4.5.3 Released | zeroturnaround.com SpringSource Tool Suite 2.8.1 released | SpringSource.org


Episode 5 (Part 2) – Oct 2011

This month’s newscast is broken into two parts. Part 1 discusses highlights from JavaOne.  This is Part 2, which covers the latest news and product updates from the past couple of months.

New Releases

ICEfaces 2.1 Beta now available

PrimeFaces in JavaOne

PrimeFaces 3.0.M3 Released

MyFaces Core 2.1.3 Release

MyFaces Core 2.0.9 Release

MyFaces Extensions CDI 1.0.1 Released

Myfaces Test 1.0.4 Release

Seam 2.3.0.ALPHA released

Tattletale 1.2.0.Beta1

Cassandra 1.0 Released

Hibernate Core 4.0.0.CR4 Release

Hibernate Search 4.0.0 CR1

Errai 1.3.0.GA

Snowdrop 2.0.0.Final released

Infinispan 5.1.0 Beta2 is out  

Arquillian Ajocado 1.0.0.CR2

JBoss Seam 3.1.0.Beta3 Released

IronJacamar 1.1.0.Alpha2 is out

JBoss AS 7.0.2 “Arc” released!  

WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 1

Spring Data Neo4j 2.0.0.M1 Released

Spring Data Redis 1.0.0.RC1 Released

SpringSource Tool Suite 2.8.0 Released

Spring Data JDBC Extensions with Oracle Database Support 1.0.0.RC1 Released

Spring Integration 2.1 M2 Released

Spring Framework 3.1 RC1 released

Apache Tomcat 7.0.22 release

Spring GemFire 1.1.0M3 Released


Contexts and Dependency Injection 1.1 early draft submitted

Seam.Next Update

Websockets and Java EE

Java Productivity Report 2011: India vs Rest of World    

Enterprise Tool News

Atlassian Buys Mac Client For Git And Mercurial SourceTree


Java Tech Journal: Java Web Frameworks!

Building JSF 2.0 composite components based on JavaFX with NetBeans

An Introduction to OpenFaces, Part 2 – DataTable and TreeTable


Episode 4 – Sep 2011

The JSF and Java EE Newscast, hosted by Kito D. Mann and Ian Hlavats, is a monthly podcast that covers the latest headlines in the world of JavaServer Faces and Enterprise Java development.

JAX / JSF Summit 2011

Kito’s higlights:

  • JSF 2 Ninja Workshop
  • Mergerspeak site
  • CDI and Seam Faces realize the full potential of JSF (Brian Leathem)
  • Case Study: Functional Programming in Scala with CDI (Daniel Hinojosa)
  • Mobile Ajax Push with ICEfaces 2.0 (Ted Goddard)
  • The Future of Java (Rod Johnson)
  • Web vs. Apps (Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer)
  • Riot Games party

Ian’s highlights:

  • PrimeFaces session
  • JVM Performance Tuning
  • JBoss booth
  • ICEfaces booth
  • Virtua booth 🙂
  • Free food / beer
  • Riot Games party

JAX Innovation Awards New Releases

Java 7

Rich Client Faces 1.2.1

PrimeFaces 3.0.M2 Unleashed

Hibernate OGM (Object/Grid Mapper)

Release Notes – MyFaces Tomahawk – Version 1.1.11 – HTML format

Release Notes – MyFaces CODI – Version 1.0.0

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 2.1.1

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 2.0.7

Errai 1.3 Beta

Mule Query Language

GlassFish 3.1.1 has been released! Java 7 inside

WebSphere Application Server 8

Hibernate Core 3.6.6.Final Release

Hibernate Core 4.0.0.Beta5

Hibernate Validator 4.2.0.Final

Announcing IronJacamar 1.0.0

Weld 1.1.2Final Released

JBoss AS 7

Why is JBoss AS 7 so fast?

JBoss EAP 6 Early Access

Infinispan 5.0.0.FINAL

ModeShape 2.6.0.Beta2

HermesJMS 1.1.4


Bean Validation 1.1 has started: join us

New beanvalidation.org site

First edition of Oracle’s Java Magazine

Ex-Sun Employees and CumuLogic Launch PaaS Beta  

Wesley Hayes joins the RichFaces team

In U.S. Smartphone Market, Android is Top Operating System, Apple is Top Manufacturer

RIM to Offer Android Applications this Summer

Enterprise Tool News

Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo)

ICEfaces Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo) IDE integrations now available

Eclipse 3.8M1 Brings Java7 Support  

JBoss Tools 3.3 M2

JBoss Developer Studio 5 Early Access

IBM Rational Application Developer 8

Genuitec joins the Rebellion! JRebel for MyEclipse released.

JIRA 4.4 Announced

JProfiler 7.0

Artifactory 2.3.4

JXInsight/OpenCore 6.2 Released


InfoQ article: Is it difficult to write REST clients?

REST API best practices (Atlassian/Bamboo)

Getting started with RichFaces 4.0 Push

Better ajax operations and callbacks in JSF with PrimeFaces

RichFaces Mobile Design: Day1, Day 2, Day 3

Multi-Templating with JSF 2 : The Story  

The Top 5 New Features in eXo Cloud IDE

Lightning fast portlet development with JRebel  


Episode 3 – Jun 2011

The JSF and Java EE Newscast, hosted by Kito D. Mann and Ian Hlavats, is a monthly podcast that covers the latest headlines in the world of JavaServer Faces and Enterprise Java development.

New Releases

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 2.1.0 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 2.0.6 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

Release Notes – MyFaces CODI – Version 0.9.5 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

Hibernate Core 3.6.4.Final

Hibernate Core 4.0.0.Alpha3 release

Object User Interface Mapper (OIM): Metawidget v1.15

ICEfaces EE 2.0.0.GA now available

ICEfaces 2.0.2 now available


Terracotta bought by Software AG

ASF Drops Concurrent Sessions on Tomcat 7 by 95% with New Crawler Valve

JRockit is Now Free

Oracle Introduces New Java Specification Requests to Evolve Java Community Process

Microsoft buys Skype

Google open sources WebRTC

Updating Java EE in Production: A Report in Three Acts Including a Foreword and an Afterword

JBoss World News

Red Hat Offers Early Access to Next-Generation Java EE 6 Platform

Red Hat Delivers the Platform-as-a-Service Cloud for Open Source Developers

Red Hat Introduces JBoss Enterprise Data Grid

Enterprise Tool News

TeamCity 6.5: Enhanced Integration with Git & Mercurial, .NET Improvements

dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3.1 released

LiveRebel 1.0 Released

JRebel 4.0 Releases


Gavin King’s Introduction to Celyon series

JDK 8 Java Module-System Requirements ? DRAFT 12


Episode 2 – Apr 2011

The JSF and Java EE Newscast, hosted by Kito D. Mann and Ian Hlavats, is a monthly podcast that covers the latest headlines in the world of JavaServer Faces and Enterprise Java development.

New Releases

ICEfaces 2.0.1 now available

In Relation To…  RichFaces 4.0.0.Final Released!!

Release Notes – MyFaces CODI – Version 0.9.4 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

Apache MyFaces Extensions CDI – Myfaces CODI

Release Notes – MyFaces Test – Version 1.0.2 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

MyFaces Test Project – Myfaces Test Framework

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 1.1.9 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

MyFaces Core JSF-1.1 – Myfaces Core 1.1

Release Notes – MyFaces CODI – Version 0.9.3 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

Apache MyFaces Extensions CDI – Myfaces CODI

JSF Overview – Apache MyFaces Extensions CDI – Apache Software Foundation  

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 1.2.10 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

MyFaces Core JSF-1.2 – Myfaces Core 1.2

Release Notes – MyFaces Core – Version 2.0.4 – HTML format – ASF JIRA

MyFaces Core JSF-2.0 – Myfaces Core 2.0

Release Notes – MyFaces Extensions Scripting – Version 1.0-Final

Apache MyFaces Extensions Scripting 1.0 (temporary page)

PrimeFaces 3.0M1

Mojarra 2.1.1 Release Notes — What?s New

GlassFish Server 3.1 Final ? Java.net

Release Notes – JBoss Application Server – Version 7.0.0.Beta2 – HTML format – JBoss Issue Tracker

IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Beta – Overview

In Relation To…  Hibernate Search 3.4.0.CR2

In Relation To…  Hibernate Core 4.0.0.Alpha2 Release

In Relation To…  Weld 1.1.1.Final

In Relation To…  Hibernate Core 3.6.3 Release

In Relation To…  Hibernate Validator 4.2.0.Beta2

Infinispan 5.0 Beta released

In Relation To…  CDI 1.1

In Relation To…  Seam 3.0.0.Final Released

Arquillian: Arquillian 1.0.0 Alpha5 – Released – JBoss Community


Announcing CDISource | Andy Gibson

CDI JEE6 Pojo Advocacy

Red Hat Closes in on $1 Billion in Revenue – InternetNews.com

Call for Membership on the JSF 2.2 JCP Expert Group

ADF Faces now in Eclipse (Shay Shmeltzer’s Weblog)

James Gosling joins Google

Enterprise Tool News

MyEclipse for Spring 9.0: JSF/Primefaces and Spring Scaffolding

NetBeans 7.0 is now available


Raible Designs | Upgrading to JSF 2


Episode 1 – Feb 2011

This is the first episode of the JSF and Java EE newscast, hosted by Kito D. Mann and Ian Hlavats. This monthly newscast covers the latest headlines in the world of JavaServer Faces and Enterprise Java development.


  • Hudson/Jenkins

JSF 2 Component Suites

  • ICEfaces 2.0 (Dec 21st)
  • Final version expected in March


  • Demos work in JBoss 6
  • Pete Muir stepping down as project lead