August 30th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

Calling All PrettyFaces Users!

Are you using PrettyFaces on a project you can share about?

Looking for real-world experiences:
  • How has PrettyFaces helped you or your team?
  • What would you change if you could (you can)?
  • If you would like to share, show us your work of art!
Email to: lincoln@ocpsoft.com Thank you! PS – In addition: If you’d like to be added to our new “People using PrettyFaces” page, also send a logo and a short description of your product or company!
Lincoln Baxter, III

About the author:

Lincoln Baxter, III is the Chief Editor of Red Hat Developers, and has worked extensively on JBoss open-source projects; most notably as creator & project lead of JBoss Forge, author of Errai UI, and Project Lead of JBoss Windup. This content represents his personal opinions, not those of his employer.

He is a founder of OCPsoft, the author of PrettyFaces and Rewrite, the leading URL-rewriting extensions for Servlet, Java EE, and Java web frameworks; he is also the author of PrettyTime, social-style date and timestamp formatting for Java. When he is not swimming, running, or playing competitive Magic: The Gathering, Lincoln is focused on promoting open-source software and making technology more accessible for everyone.

August 24th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces JSF1.1 UrlRewriting Support – Released

PrettyFaces:

A new version of PrettyFaces for JSF1.1 (historical support) is now available for download. This version is feature-complete, but we are looking for feedback on compatibility and functionality that may be broken with various implementations, so please post comments!
June 13th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces 1.2.4_GA and 2.0.1_GA Released

PrettyFaces:

New versions of PrettyFaces for JSF1.2 and JSF2.0 are now available for download:
April 14th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces 1.2.3_GA Released

PrettyFaces:

Version 1.2.3_GA: binary, source, documentation (stable) Minor Release: 20090415
  1. Added optional <action onPostback=”false”> boolean flag to prevent action methods from being called on form postback. Defaults to true;
  2. Added optional <query-param decode=”false”> to prevent java.net.URLDecode.decode() from being called on a specific managed query-parameter. Defaults to true;
  3. Added unit tests for several critical classes.
  4. Minor to moderate refactoring of PrettyFilter/PrettyContext
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March 31st, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces v1.2.3_RC2 Released

PrettyFaces:

Version 1.2.3_RC2: binary, source, documentation (stable) Minor Release: 20090331
  1. Servlet forwards are working
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Lincoln Baxter, III

About the author:

Lincoln Baxter, III is the Chief Editor of Red Hat Developers, and has worked extensively on JBoss open-source projects; most notably as creator & project lead of JBoss Forge, author of Errai UI, and Project Lead of JBoss Windup. This content represents his personal opinions, not those of his employer.

He is a founder of OCPsoft, the author of PrettyFaces and Rewrite, the leading URL-rewriting extensions for Servlet, Java EE, and Java web frameworks; he is also the author of PrettyTime, social-style date and timestamp formatting for Java. When he is not swimming, running, or playing competitive Magic: The Gathering, Lincoln is focused on promoting open-source software and making technology more accessible for everyone.

March 19th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces v1.2.3_RC1 Released

PrettyFaces:

Version 1.2.3_RC1: binary, source, documentation (stable) Minor Release: 20090319
  1. Managed query-params now accept multiple parameters of the same name: E.g.: String[] names — would accept a list of parameters (with the same name) from the request
  2. Enhanced configuration loading — PrettyFaces now looks for /META-INF/pretty-config.xml by default, in addition to accepting a comma-separated list of user config-files in the web.xml init param: com.ocpsoft.pretty.CONFIG_FILES — submitted by Aleksei Valikov
  3. JSP support for standard attributes on the pretty:link tag has been fixed. The pretty link will now accept style=’mystyle’ and other attributes — from Derek Hollis at OcpSoft
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March 18th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces v1.1.x, v1.2.x, v2.0.x Docs (legacy)

Configuration

Setting up PrettyFaces is simple.
Lincoln Baxter, III

About the author:

Lincoln Baxter, III is the Chief Editor of Red Hat Developers, and has worked extensively on JBoss open-source projects; most notably as creator & project lead of JBoss Forge, author of Errai UI, and Project Lead of JBoss Windup. This content represents his personal opinions, not those of his employer.

He is a founder of OCPsoft, the author of PrettyFaces and Rewrite, the leading URL-rewriting extensions for Servlet, Java EE, and Java web frameworks; he is also the author of PrettyTime, social-style date and timestamp formatting for Java. When he is not swimming, running, or playing competitive Magic: The Gathering, Lincoln is focused on promoting open-source software and making technology more accessible for everyone.

February 10th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

Java Server Faces 2.0 is in Good Hands

“The community was speaking, but until recently, nobody was listening.”

A lot has changed since May 15, 2001, when the first ballot review of the JSF 1.0 framework was just beginning. To this day, Sun’s flagship web-application framwork has been an uncompromising box of tricks and gotchas, with little community adoption. This has been mostly due to its relatively developer-unfriendly nature; however, the second phase is coming, and with JSF2.0 peeking out from the edge of its nest, a new life is beginning to show.
Lincoln Baxter, III

About the author:

Lincoln Baxter, III is the Chief Editor of Red Hat Developers, and has worked extensively on JBoss open-source projects; most notably as creator & project lead of JBoss Forge, author of Errai UI, and Project Lead of JBoss Windup. This content represents his personal opinions, not those of his employer.

He is a founder of OCPsoft, the author of PrettyFaces and Rewrite, the leading URL-rewriting extensions for Servlet, Java EE, and Java web frameworks; he is also the author of PrettyTime, social-style date and timestamp formatting for Java. When he is not swimming, running, or playing competitive Magic: The Gathering, Lincoln is focused on promoting open-source software and making technology more accessible for everyone.

January 3rd, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

JSF 2.0 – Bookmark Extension for Pretty URL Mapping

It didn’t make it…

Well folks, for those of you who were hoping JSF 2.0 would contain the URL rewriting tools that many had asked for, unfortunately it looks like it’s not going to make it into the official spec. Bookmarking a page, or pages in JSF has been a heavily requested feature, but according to this discussion, is currently out of scope.

But that’s ok…

The PrettyFaces JSF Bookmark extension has been updated for JSF 2.0, and is ready for public preview (download below).
December 31st, 2008 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces 1.2.0 Released

A new major release of the PrettyFaces JSF extension for Bookmarkable/Pretty URLs is now available for download.