Kito Mann, editor of JSF Central, recorded a podcast with me a couple of weeks back. We deleved deep into the features of Seam 2.1, but also talked about the Public Review Draft of Web Beans (keep an eye on Gavin's blog for updates) and JSF2.
For everyone who's been waiting for news of Web Beans ... and for everyone who thought it would never happen ... the public draft is ready, and should be available later this week or early next. I've just started work on an extended article explaining Web Beans from the point of view of the developer, and hope to have that out in a couple of weeks. And Pete Muir, Shane Bryzak and David Allen have made a good start on the RI. Stay tuned...
Well, you're in luck!
DZone just posted an interview with me about Seam.
Last week we had the good fortune of having a Hibernate and Seam team meeting.
Recently the EE6 co-lead, Roberto Chinnici, blogged about the state of profiles in EE6, and requested feedback on which direction the group should take. This was also posted to InfoQ and TSS. Essentially we have a choice between two options:
The theme of Web Beans is:
The first early draft is now available! Please send comments to jsr-299-comments(AT)jcp.org. We really /do/ pay attention to community feedback, so if you take the time, it won't be wasted!
I would like to thank Matt Corey for his commentary on Web Beans, and respond to several points.