|July 23th, 2007
Liferay and ICEfaces Announce Ajax Portal
Product Integration Provides Rich
User Experience and Developer Simplicity
LOS ANGELES, CA – Liferay, provider of the
world’s leading enterprise-class, open source portal and
content management system, announced a new technology
partnership with ICEsoft Technologies. ICEsoft is the
creator and provider of ICEfaces, the leading open source
framework for simplified development of Ajax-enabled Java EE
applications that are rich, robust, secure, and scalable.
The integration of ICEfaces with Liferay Portal now allows
enterprise developers to draw on the power of Ajax
technology to provide visually rich, highly responsive
experiences for users.
“ICEfaces technology raises the bar for
creating intuitive and usable portal user interfaces,” said
Liferay’s Chief Software Architect, Brian Chan, “We
specifically integrated with ICEfaces because they are the
best at what they do and will have the highest impact on
both the user and the developer experience.”
ICEfaces extends JavaServer™ Faces (JSF),
providing transparent Ajax capabilities while preserving the
server-side Java EE programming model, and eliminating the
partnership, developers can now leverage Ajax Push within
Liferay Portal, which allows presentation changes to be
asynchronously pushed from the application server to
individual portlets. Furthermore, the Liferay Portal and
ICEfaces integration bears significance for the portal
market as a whole. Due to limited integration between Ajax
and JSF in a portal environment in the past, the benefits of
JSF have not been widely leveraged by portal developers.
This relationship addresses the complexities of Ajax
development in a portal environment.
“Without a doubt, Liferay Portal now
provides the richest feature set in the industry,” said
Stephen Maryka, CTO at ICEsoft. “The collaborative efforts
of the Liferay and ICEfaces development teams have addressed
the complexities of incorporating JSF and Ajax in Portals,
allowing the developer to focus on the creative aspects of
rich portal development. I expect the partnership and
integration between Liferay Portal and ICEfaces to be a
major catalyst in boosting JSF adoption in portal
Most recently, Kofax, the market leader and
de facto standard in capture application software, leveraged
the benefits of the Liferay Portal and ICEfaces
relationship. “We believe Liferay and ICEfaces provide the
best way to build content-rich portals with an SOA
architecture. Kofax selected these technologies to build
powerful solutions that will fit into any of our customer's
enterprises," said VP of Engineering, Sameer Samat.
Liferay Portal 4.3.0 and ICEfaces 1.6.0 are
both available for immediate download and mark the first of
many synergistic technology releases for both companies.
“The Liferay team is very happy with our partnership with
ICEsoft and its impact on the developer landscape,” said
Chan, “We look forward to seeing even more fruits of this
relationship forwarding in the future.” Upcoming releases
will see a number of Liferay’s over 60 out-of-the-box
portlets rebuilt to leverage the ICEfaces Ajax framework and
For more about Liferay
Portal, visit www.liferay.com.
Additional information about ICEfaces can be found at www.icesoft.org.
Detailed information on using ICEfaces with Liferay Portal
is available in Liferay Portal 4.3.0 documentation.
Liferay Portal is the world’s leading
enterprise open source portal framework with Fortune 500
clients in the U.S. and Europe. Liferay Professional
Services offers technical support, custom development and
professional training to ensure successful deployment of its
flagship product in the most demanding IT environments.
Liferay clients include Discovery Education, Goodwill
Industries, and the Christian Science Monitor. The company
is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information,
please visit www.liferay.com.
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.
ICEsoft and ICEfaces are registered
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