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ICEfaces Extends Integration with NetBeans IDE and GlassFish

ICEsoft Technologies and the NetBeans Community have announced support of the ICEfaces open source Ajax framework in the development and deployment of rich, JavaServer Faces (JSF) applications using the NetBeans IDE and GlassFish application server. ICEfaces extends JSF application support by providing automatic Ajax capabilities while preserving the server-side Java EE programming model, thus reducing the need for low-level JavaScript development.

"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.

The most recent release of ICEfaces is available here and you can download the ICEfaces NetBeans plug-in here.

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