Then you should attend this webinar - I'll spend about 40 minutes introducing some of the key ideas behind Seam (contexts, Seam managed persistence contexts and transactions, validation, navigation) and then they'll be 20 minutes for questions. The webinar is on Thursday, 18th September, at 10:00 East Coast US (or everywhere else for us international types).
It's been a while since I wrote about JSF, but over the past few weeks I've been working hard on JSF 2, trying to bring some of the lessons we learnt in Seam back to the expert group. Invariably, this leads to an improvement of the idea, as we've all had to solve the same problems, often with slightly varying solutions.
After the release of Hibernate Core 3.3.0.GA last week, we are releasing aligned versions of its sister projects. These releases are primarily ensuring that everything works property on Core 3.3. They also improved a few other things:
3.3.0.GA got released the other day with an uncaught problem. A public method got removed from some of the events (specifically PreInsertEvent and PreUpdateEvent) which is causing problems with Hibernate Validator and which will probably cause problems for any applications utilizing custom listeners for those events.