DZone did a short interview with me to go along with the recently released CDI Refcard. It's a bit on the short side, but it's a good concise overview of CDI for developers who might not get what it's all about yet. Enjoy!
If the forums are any indication, there's quite a bit of interest in the Seam community for adding Flex interfaces to Seam applications. Members of the seam community have stepped forward and put together some interesting examples of Seam and Flex working together, and that's been good enough for our more ambitious users. But now it's time to make that integration a bit more formal. So with that, we've added the first round of Flex support to Seam.
Good news! We've just gone live with Seam 2.1.2.CR2. This release puts us right on the brink of a final release, with only documentation issues and a little more testing remaining on the work list. If you haven't already done so, now is the time to test the release with your Seam projects and report back issues, as the next scheduled stop on the Seam roadmap will be Seam 2.2.
It's been a few months, and we're finally close enough on Seam 2.1.2 to push CR1 out for you guys. We don't have a ton of new features this time around. Instead, we've focussed primarily on bug fixes, stability and minor enhancments, with 165 JIRA items cleared. I'd really like to thank the Seam community as a whole for the participation levels we've seen in this release. We've seen an increase in the quality of the JIRA requests and an even bigger increase in the number of issues with patches and test cases. Seeing open source work is a beautiful thing.
It looks like we can add to the Christmas cheer by announcing that Seam 2.1.1 is now out. Seam 2.1.1 is largely a bug-fix release, with a number of notable performance improvements, especially around hot deploy. We've added support for PDF forms to the iText integration as well as OpenID support. Seam-gen now generates IntelliJ IDEA projects. And, I should also point out that we've changed a few of the URLs on examples to match up better with the example names. If you are developing on Seam 2.1, you should consider upgrading quickly to get the latest fixes.
Seam 2.1.1.CR2 is ready. We're really close to a final release, so please give it a test. Assuming we don't find any more issues, and right now things are looking good, you can probably look for a GA in the next week.