JSF2 – Engaging the Community
JSF2 is an amazing web-framework, and as part of our initiative to engage the community, Dan Allen, Andy Schwartz, Kito Mann, the rest of the Expert Group, and I have been putting together a “JSF Root Node” (as Ed Burns put it.) A website to be the first place people go to when they think of JSF.
www.javaserverfaces.org(note: “www”, which is required at this time.)
Goals of the site
- Provide a definitive starting point for users to get involved with JSF.
- Provide information “About JSF”, Information about the Spec, “Getting Started”, “Documentation”, “FAQ”, Community Involvement, and anything else that we all think necessary to engage and promote our user-base.
- The site will “out-link” as appropriate to additional resources.
- Promote ourselves as a competitive/welcoming solution in the Java-web framework community, both at the corporate and consumer/developer level.
We intend for this site to be comparable to http://php.net and http://grails.org, to look and feel attractive, and to really draw people into the JSF world. There are some resources on the way to help get this shell/stopgap site off of google sites, and on to a real web-server, with real functionality, and a smooth look & feel.
It’s my personal goal to get this site written using JSF itself, and to make it the product of all of our ideas put together.
This site is for all of us, to benefit all of us, and the initial announcement is a little late. But if people ask how they can get started with JSF, we should all be pointing them to the same place: www.javaserverfaces.org
Well it’s simple: Yes, we’re late, but better late than never. With JSF2 just released, and the JSFSummit Conference under-way, what better time to get people together around JSF2 during these two notable events?
I won’t get started about why this wasn’t taken care of when SUN first released JSF 1.0, but long story short, it’s getting fixed now.
What should we include on this site?
This depends on you, the community. Since JSF is the new Java EE 6 standard web-application framework, more and more people are going to be getting involved. What do you want to know? How can we best help you get started? Please let us know, and enjoy 😉 Like I said, JSF2 is a spectacular web framework – post your comments here and let us know what information you want to see about it.
How to get started in 5 minutes:
This is so simple, just check it out: http://www.javaserverfaces.org/get-started
It is not JEE 🙂
ah… very soon, you can update the MyFaces version be 2.0.0 🙂
Well, the download page does not point to GlassFish v3…
Will it soon?
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Hey, Lincoln, et al. Site looks great. Let me know how I can help.
@ludo The link to GlassFish V3, along with an explanation of its relevance, has been added to the downloads page.
Lincoln, can you give Jason Lee edit access?
could you add my blog http://dominikdorn.com, as well as Martin Ahrer http://www.martinahrer.at to the list of community blogs?
Also a link to my Spring Security JSF 2 Taglib Project http://code.google.com/p/spring-security-facelets-taglib/
would be nice!
I added yours, but the other one doesn’t really look like a blog. You should talk to the guy who runs http://jsfcentral.com to have your plugin listed there… click the “Submit a Link” link at the top of the page.
ah, it should be http://www.martinahrer.at/blog/
I’ll add the taglib on jsfcentral.com
Good marketing strategy.
Will we get a Wiki? I think we should have sub pages for all the frameworks and let the contributors edit these. If Ted has no time left I can do this for ICEfaces. I already implemented the ICElocator some weeks ago: http://mind42.com/pub/mindmap?mid=7fd2bf07-840a-4b3b-9842-faee6f7ca94e
Please, also add RichFaces, PrimeFaces and ICEfaces to the list “How does JSF get improved?”? We should also mention MyFaces on the first page.
I miss a book list ;-).
If you’re already collecting blogs you can add
It’s also the support reference for my book.
Ho do you plan to incorporate JSFcentral content in the future? Seems to be a bit of a competition at the moment to me.
@rainwebs http://www.javaserverfaces.org isn’t intended to compete against JSFCentral — it’s intended to be more of a project web site, like Grails or Wicket would have.
In terms of updating pages for component libraries, that’s one of the things on tap for JSFCentral. We’ll also be cleaning up the book section there. Please post ideas for JSFCentral.com here and vote as well: http://jsfcentral.uservoice.com.
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Making good progress on the site. LOTS of good information and a new layout. Check it out at http://www.javaserverfaces.org