Well, I'm safely home after my first JBossWorld, and I wanted to share some of the highlights for Seam at JBossWorld Orlando - lots of presentations about Seam, and more on RichFaces, Hibernate, Tools etc.
The Seam community finally has a new home. Yes, everyone's been begging for this for, like, forever, but we wanted the Seam website to run entirely on Seam, which meant we had to build the infrastructure first.
The Seam team is back from the holidays, and we're quite happy to be able to say that the 2.0.1.CR2 Seam release is out. We've only got a couple of minor housekeeping (docs) issues to address, so unless we see some big bugs in the next few days, I think we can expect to see a GA release early next week.
I learnt a lot about JBoss Tools whilst writing a quick demo for my talk at Javapolis, and I wanted share a favourite feature with you - hot deploy of Seam components. Now, of course, this works with any seam problems if you set it up right, but JBoss Tools makes it /seamless/ :-). It removes the need for calling out to ant to copy the files to the application server - this makes it so quick you don't even see the progress bar pop up!
You may have thought we'd be taking it easy after our big Seam 2.0 release a few weeks ago, but we've been hard at work getting ready for 2.0.1. It's almost ready, so we're releasing CR1 today. (downloadrelease notesdocs)
A robust web application should not crash and die when the session times out. I guess we can all agree on that, but thanks to the stateless nature of HTTP and the usual hacks attaching session state onto that protocol, this is quite difficult to accomplish. Just search for session timeout on Google. So here I am with my JSF/Seam/Ajax4JSF/jQuery application, trying to make it more robust.