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JSF composite components

Let’s assume, we use JSF to write an application which offers a simple registration form. This form queries the user for his first name, last name, and email. The page definition might be similar to the one following, but can’t we avoid the repetition of code?

Multi carets editing

Multi carets editing

NetBeans 8.2 is scheduled to be released end of summer 2016. One popular feature is called pin watches. During a debug session you may define several watches in the variable window to view the current content of a variable or value expression. With pin watches you may pin such a watch directly to the source […]

Interactive Java with jshell

So far we used Nashorn to emulate a Read-Eval-Print-Loop (REPL) for Java. But Java 9 can do better. This version includes a real REPL – the command line tool jshell. Although the Early Access (EA) version is not intended for production, you still can use it for interactively working with Java.

JavaLand 2015 & Java aktuell

Last week I visited JavaLand 2015. This great software conference [1] with lot of community activities resides in my home town Brühl [2]. Beside attending lots of tracks I had the opportunity to meet a couple of people face-to-face like Ed Burns (JSF Spec Lead), Geertjan Wielenga (NetBeans product manager), Arun Gupta (Java EE evangelist) […]


During the next few moth, I’m going to attend the JavaLand [1] conference as well as the Parallel 2015 [2]. The first one resides in my home town. It’s a conference about various up-to-date Java topics. And you might meet some members of the JSF expert group there.

NetBeans 8.1

NetBeans 8.1 is scheduled for the mid of 2015. By now, most enhancements are included for the frontend (browser) development, like JavaScript frameworks, JavaScript editor, debugging facilities and more. Also support for the server side is enhanced, especial for Node and PHP. Since Java EE offers everything you need for server side programming, I hope […]