Feeds

Liferay and ICEsoft team up to take Ajax to the enterprise

A helping hand for enterprise developers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Building mashups is all very well, but the bigger the organisation requiring them the more complicated it can get to create them, particularly if there is a strong need to maintain enterprise programming models.

This is the target of a technology collaboration that brings together Liferay and ICEfaces to create a combined set of tools aimed at enterprise developers looking to add Ajax technology to their applications.

The collaboration brings together Liferay's portal and content management system with ICEsoft Technologies' open source framework for developing Ajax-enabled Java EE applications, ICEfaces.

This takes JavaServer Faces (JSF) and adds transparent Ajax capabilities while preserving the server-side Java EE programming model. It also cuts right back on the need for enterprise developers to get involved with low-level JavaScript development.

The key advantage of the collaboration is that developers can now use Ajax Push from within Liferay Portal. This means presentation changes can be asynchronously pushed from the application server to individual portlets.

On a wider front, the two companies also feel it should improve the limited integration that has existed between Ajax and JSF in portal environments. In turn, they both hope to see a wider adoption of JSF in enterprise portal services.

Liferay Portal 4.3.0 and ICEfaces 1.6.0 are both available for immediate download from the respective companies. It is expected to be the first of several technical collaborations between the two. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!
Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child
Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows
Behold the Internet of Things. Wintel Things
Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable
Floats exam program to help IT employers lock up talent
Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™
Cache crash causes contained choloric calamity
Eat up Martha! Microsoft slings handwriting recog into OneNote on Android
Freehand input on non-Windows kit for the first time
Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code
Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.