Remote Debugging with Jetty
March 07, 2007
Jetty is one of those fantastic tools which seems to lack readily available information. Specifically, I am talking about remote debugging. Now that Jetty works so nicely with Maven 2, it is almost a no-brainer to use it to run your application right from the project tree. If you go down that path, you won't stray far before you start trying to figure out how to enable remote debugging. That is where things get a little tricky.
JSF Components: Why Most Don't Bother
March 05, 2007
I have been wanting to give JSF component development a whirl for nearly a year now, and I am happy to say that I finally got around to it! I decided to create a US phone number multi-input field with an autotab feature. I could not find anything out there like it, so I figured it was a good place to start. My procrastination on this task brings me to the first point I would like to make about the experience. It's painful. Ah, but relax. This entry is not about bashing JSF component development. I am a firm believer in the component approach, having reaped the benefits of using projects including Ajax4Jsf, IceFaces, and Seam on recent projects. Instead, my hope is to communicate some of the problems that I encountered so that together we can turn this ship around.