July 10th, 2007

ICEsoft Announces Release Of ICEfaces 1.6.0, Featuring Integration With JBoss Seam

New Version of Leading Open Source Ajax Framework Includes Enhancements To SeamGen for Rapid Generation of Seam + ICEfaces Applications

CALGARY, ALBERTA – ICEsoft Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise Ajax solutions, today announced the availability of ICEfaces 1.6.0, the newest release of ICEsoft’s flagship Ajax development environment. Among its other improvements, ICEfaces 1.6.0 offers complete integration with JBoss Seam 1.2.1 GA, ensuring fast, efficient creation of Web 2.0 applications featuring the benefits of Ajax and other next-generation Web technologies.

JBoss Seam is a powerful application framework for building Web 2.0 applications. The framework unifies and integrates technologies such as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax), JavaServer™ Faces (JSF), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB3), Java Portlets and Business Process Management (BPM). Seam has been designed from the ground up to eliminate complexity at the architecture and the API levels. It enables developers to assemble complex Web applications with simple annotated Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs), componentized UI widgets, and very little XML.

The ICEfaces development team has been working closely with the JBoss Seam team to build a vibrant ecosystem of Ajax-based capabilities for Seam. Included in this integration are enhancements to SeamGen that support the rapid generation of functional Seam + ICEfaces applications. The ICEfaces 1.6.0 release also contains a number of source code examples; among these is the ICEfaces + Seam Component Showcase that illustrates the entire ICEfaces rich component suite, functioning within a Seam-based application.

“The integration of Seam and ICEfaces validates the strength of the Seam ecosystem and underscores our commitment to developer choice and productivity by supporting multiple Ajax technologies within Seam,” said Gavin King, project lead for JBoss Seam, JBoss, a division of Red Hat. “With ICEfaces 1.6, developers can transparently add Ajax to their Seam applications and benefit from the collaboration capabilities of Ajax Push and the productivity gains of auto-generating ICEfaces + Seam applications with SeamGen.”

Top Ajax Framework

ICEfaces is the leading open source Ajax framework for developing and deploying Java EE applications that are rich, robust, secure, and scalable. ICEfaces extends JSF and provides transparent Ajax capabilities while preserving the server-side Java EE programming model, and eliminating the need for low-level JavaScript development.

Other fixes and enhancements included in ICEfaces 1.6.0 are:

  • Integration with Liferay Portal;
  • Enterprise Production Suite (EPS) has been open sourced;
  • Support for JSF 1.2;
  • Early integration with Spring Web Flow;
  • New application server support for; Glassfish; SAP NetWeaver 2007 and Webtide Jetty;
  • Updated IDE tool integration bundles;
  • New Browser support for Opera and Opera Mobile (preliminary);
  • Support for integrating Apache MyFaces Tomahawk components;
  • New Collapsible Panel component;
  • Open Ajax Hub compliance;
  • ICEfaces Ajax bridge prevents cross-site request forgery exploits;

Availability

ICEfaces 1.6.0 is available immediately for download at www.icefaces.org/main/downloads/icefaces-downloads.jsf. For more information on ICEfaces 1.6.0, visit www.icefaces.org/main/about/icesoft-news.jsf.

About ICEsoft Technologies:

ICEsoft Technologies, Inc., is the leading provider of standards-compliant, Ajax-based solutions for developing and deploying Java EE, rich Internet applications. The company’s portfolio of enterprise level Java products includes ICEfaces, an Ajax application framework that enables Java EE application developers to easily create and deploy thin-client rich web applications in pure Java. Visit www.icesoft.org.

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