JAX London 2014: A retrospective
PrimeFaces 2.2 Interview

What’s New in PrimeFaces 2.2?

Jessica Thornsby

“We’re quite excited about PrimeFaces 3.0, it’ll be the implementation of our vision for PrimeFaces.”

  • Cagatay Civici

    Cagatay Civici is a member of JavaServer Faces Expert Group, project lead of the popular PrimeFaces Component Suite and PMC member of the open source JSF implementation Apache MyFaces. He’s a recognized speaker in international conferences including Jazoon, SpringOne, W-JAX, JSFSummit, JSFDays and many local events such as JUGs. Cagatay is also an author and technical reviewer of several books regarding web application development with Java and JSF. As an experienced trainer, he has trained over 200 java developers on Java EE technologies – mainly JSF, Spring, EJBs and JPA.

The PrimeFaces team recently announced version 2.2. In this interview, JAXenter speaks to PrimeFaces Component Suite project lead, Cagatay Civici, on what’s new in the 2.2 release, and what’s coming up in PrimeFaces 3.0…..

JAXenter: You just released version 2.2 of PrimeFaces. What are the most important new features, for the 2.2 release?

Cagatay Civici: PrimeFaces 2.2 has over 350 enhancements on the previous 2.1 version. 2.2 has new components, rewritten datatable and various enhancements overall. We’ve also completed migration to JSF 2.0 APIs, all ajax and resource loading are now powered by standard JSF 2.0 APIs.

JAXenter: Version 2.2 of PrimeFaces introduces initial support for portlet. How do you plan to build on this support, in future releases?

Cagatay Civici: There are many people who are interested in using PrimeFaces in a portlet environment, to provide an example we have created a PrimeFaces-Liferay portlet using PortletFaces as the bridge implementation. Initial feedback is very positive and we’re in touch with the PortletFaces team to resolve any issues that are reported by PrimeFaces community.

JAXenter: What can you tell us about PrimeFaces Mobile and PrimeFaces Push, which will be included in the upcoming 3.0 release?

Cagatay Civici: We’re quite excited about PrimeFaces 3.0, it’ll be the implementation of our vision for PrimeFaces. 2.2 actually have Ajax Push and mobile integration but these features are proof of concept as of 2.2. In 3.0, PrimeFaces Mobile and PrimeFaces Push will be rewritten from ground up and production ready based on the feedback we’ve gathered from PrimeFaces community.

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