I'm pleased to announce the release of Web Beans (the reference implementation of JSR-299) 1.0.0.PREVIEW. This is our first feature complete milestone of the Java Contexts and Dependency Injection specification!JSR-299 specifies a set of services for the Java EE environment that makes applications much easier to develop. JSR-299 layers an enhanced lifecycle and interaction model over existing Java component types including JavaBeans and Enterprise Java Beans.
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.
In the last few weeks I had to migrate a MySQL database and it turned out to be more difficult than I thought. In the past I've used the tools that ship with MySQL, such as mysqldump and its various options. For the recent migrations that was surprisingly... impossible.
What, you didn't think it was possible? Of course it is! Although the Seam development team encourages you to use Hibernate as the JPA provider, Seam is capable of working with any JPA provider. This entry will show you how.
The anticipated conclusion to my two part article on how to improve the performance of your JSF-based Seam application by two orders of magnitude is finally available at JSFCentral. I've also released the source code cited in the article.