Red Hat Developer Program
February 27, 2013

JavaOne 2012: Mobile JSF with RichFaces

The mobile web is a hot topic; many developers are curious about how they can tap into this market while leveraging their existing skillset and technology investments. The good news is that as a JSF developer, you can make your application mobile by taking advantage of the mobile compatible components and other framework improvements introduced in RichFaces 4.1. The RichFaces "Kitchensink" quickstart will be used as a case study to demonstrate best practices in making RichFaces applications mobile compatible. We will explain how to overcome obstacles of existing desktop-based frameworks (like JSF) by using capabilities available with HTML5. Attendees will also learn about the mobile web's "single page" programming model and how they can convert any existing web app to work on mobile devices. This presentation will leave you equipped to bring both new and existing RichFaces applications, to a mobile audience. You'll have a firm understanding of the concerns to be addressed when developing for the mobile platform, and how Richfaces is equipping you to deal with those concerns. Presenter: Brian Leathem Bio: Brian Leathem is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat JBoss Middleware, leading the RichFaces project. An early adopter of JavaEE 6 and the CDI programming model, Brian also is the Lead of the Seam Faces Module. Having been involved with Seam 3 from its early stages, Brian helped the project bridge framework gaps with CDI/JSF integration. A firm believer in the power of open standards, Brian is keen to help shape the evolution of the JSF standard, to be the tool developers need it to be.