"ICEfaces delivers a comprehensive enterprise-class JavaServer Faces solution that complements Sun's enterprise software infrastructure. The seamless integration of ICEfaces with NetBeans and GlassFish provides developers with a powerful open source Java technology-based solution for the development and deployment of Web 2.0 applications," said Arseniy Kuznetsov, NetBeans Director of Engineering.
In addition, ICEfaces offers several enhancements to GlassFish, the Sun-sponsored open source application server. ICEfaces 1.7.1 introduced the central Ajax Push Engine that allows a single instance of GlassFish/Grizzly to support multiple ICEfaces Ajax Push applications, all sharing the Grizzly Asynchronous Request Processing engine. An auto-detect feature has also been added to seamlessly auto-configure the Ajax Push Engine on GlassFish, which greatly simplifies the task of deploying ICEfaces Ajax Push applications with GlassFish.