Mobile JSF Quick Start

Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 by Cruz Miraback

The ICEmobile bundle come with two JSF samples applications; mediacast and mobileshowcase.  These demos are a good starting point for experienced JSF developers, but can be a little daunting for developers new to JSF or to the mobile space in general.

A four part tutorial series is now available on the ICEmobile Wiki to h ... read more

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ICEmobile Accordion and Tabset Tags with Spring-MVC

Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 by Cruz Miraback

This week, an introduction to the <mobi:accordion> and <mobi:tabset> tag, a set vertical and horizontal layout tags.

Developers using JSF are familar with  using ids as the key into the JSF component object hierarchy. There is also the nicely developed idea that the Renderer developer can completely control the output from their renderer, an ... read more

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Efficient Content Management with New ICEmobile Layout Components

Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 by Cruz Miraback

The ICEmobile project just added a few new layout components, which will enable enterprise developers to not only create flexible view layouts based upon various device needs, but also enhance the performance of their applications. Trying to adhere to minimizing the number of round tri ... read more

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ICEmobile Spring

Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 by Cruz Miraback

ICEmobile isn’t just for ICEfaces anymore: combining ICEmobile with Spring MVC is another excellent way to build a hybrid mobile application.

To get started, download this week’s source bundle ICEmobile-29638-we ... read more

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IE 6/7/8: Like House Guests That Never Leave

Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 by Brian McKinney

Have you ever had a house party where at the end of the night, you are ready to pack it in but you are faced with a guest that will never leave?  I think the early versions of Internet Explorer are a lot like that guest.  They were great friends, exciting friends, back in their day.  But time has moved on, and newer more exciting friends (read: “browsers”) have emerged.  They have more ... read more

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ICEmobile Weekly Builds

Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 by Steve Maryka

As you may know,  ICEmobile is our newest open source project and is aimed at developing hybrid mobile applications using pure web-based techniques.  Our first release of this project was focussed on JSF, and based on the ICEfaces framework.  Leading up to our 1.1 release, we are expanding the reach of ICEmobile beyond JSF to other Java EE technologies.  To this end, we are introducing JSP ... read more

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Easy Augmented Reality with ICEmobile

Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 by Cruz Miraback

If science fiction is any indicator, future computer user interfaces will include “augmented reality”, where the user’s view is enhanced by application data. Augmented Reality applications are now very easy to develop with ICEmobile using the new <mobi:augmentedReality> component and the ICEmobile client.

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Mobile Platform Interoperability? …. Not Without ICEmobile!

Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 by Brian McKinney

Have you ever tried to take a video on your iPhone and send it to a friend for them to view on their Blackberry?  Or have you ever made a recording on your Android device and tried to get an associate to play it on their Blackberry or iPhone?

Good Luck!  While iPhones can talk to iPhones and Android phones can interoperate with other Android phones pretty well that is about where it en ... read more

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Open Source is Cheaper – But it’s not really free, is it?

Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 by Brian McKinney

I think by now, everybody in the industry is aware of the impact that open source software has had on the way companies develop products and conduct business.  I also think that most users are smart enough to recognize the fact that there is no such thing as a “free lunch” when it comes to software development.  Sure you can download software and embed it into your system without having t ... read more

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ICEfaces: Solving the Matrix of Pain for Enterprise

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 by Brian McKinney

One of the underlying objectives we had when we started the ICEfaces open source project was to create the most interoperable Rich Internet Application (RIA) solution on the market. In developing applications for enterprise, there is typically a QA or certification process that must be followed to ensure the application behaves in a stable and performant manner in its target operating environme ... read more

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