I had the opportunity to present Seam and Arquillian to an enthusiastic audience in São Paulo on Saturday - I also saw a really nice presentation from Mauricio Salatino and Alexandre Porcelli explaining very clearly why you should use Drools - hopefully they will post a screencast If you were at the event, and wanted a copy of the slides (or if you are just interested), here they are:
At the last Seam meeting we ran over the the time line for Seam 3.0 release. We are aiming to have development finished by mid June, spend a month polishing up the documentation and examples, and have a release candidate ready for you to try out in mid July.
The schedules for JBoss World and JUDCon have now been finalised. I'll be talking about how the Java EE 6 programming model at JUDCon; I'll present the model and also look at directions the platform is likely to take. At JBoss World Dan and I will lay out the roadmap for Seam 3 and show you how it harnesses the innovations of Java EE 6 to provide a loosely coupled collection of portable extensions for Servlet containers and Java SE as well as Java EE 6. We also have a BOF covering Seam and RichFaces (hosted by Dan, Jay and myself, with as many guests as we coerce into coming!) - so start thinking up those tough questions :-D
As promised, we're happy to announce another early release of a Seam 3 module, Seam XML 3.0.0 Alpha 1. The Seam XML module, contributed and led by Stuart Douglas, is a CDI portable extension that allows you to add, modify and extend CDI-discovered beans using XML as an alternative to annotations.
I'm pleased to announce the availability of our first Seam 3 module, Seam Remoting 3.0.0.Beta1. This release provides a CDI-based port of most of the AJAX remoting features that you know from Seam 2.x, and also introduces a new feature, the Model API. Please refer to the following links for downloads and documentation, and if you encounter any issues please use the issue tracking link to let us know about them. (Seam Remoting now has its own project in JIRA).