Mobile JSF for the Java Web Developer

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 16:00 UTC, 12:00 Noon Boston, 9:00 San Francisco, 12:00 Midnight Singapore

Part of the JBoss Developer Webinar Series.

Not much is hotter today than mobile web development!  This mobile world has new restrictions and old issues.  As Java enterprise developers you're dedicated to standards.  You've also got existing JSF applications (hopefully written with RichFaces) that need a mobile face.  Do you have to move away from JavaServer Faces (JSF) to write kick ass mobile web applications?


This session will go through the details, resources, and code you need to create near native, mobile web applications with todays enterprise technologies. That means your Java Enterprise Edition 6 app server (JBoss AS7) running with JSF 2, CDI, JMS, bean validation, etc, but enhanced with device and feature detection, HTML5 and CSS3. This is a very technical session, that will assume some understanding on the mobile web and JSF.  Don't worry, if you saw Burr Sutter's webinar on September 21st (, and have basic knowledge of JSF you'll be all set.

With JSF 2 and RichFaces 4 you can still get the advantages of working with Java EE6 while working with the latest in client technology. It's not all good news though and we'll go over some of the pitfalls of working with JSF on mobile devices, and how you can work around them.

Featured Presenter: Jay Balunas, Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jay Balunas, principal software engineer at Red Hat, works as a JBoss core developer and project lead for the RichFaces JavaServer Faces (JSF) component library.  His recent focus has been on the impact and implications of new client technologies like phones and tablets on enterprise development.  He has been involved with various open source projects including TattleTale, Seam, Portal, and Weld. He is the co-author of two DZone RichFaces reference cards, and was a member of the JSF 2.0 expert group.  Jay has been architecting and developing enterprise applications and projects for over ten years, specializing in client tier frameworks, UI design, and integration.

Jay has spoken at several conferences such as JavaOne, JSFSummit, JBoss World, JUDCon, and various JUGs.  Jay blogs about RichFaces, JSF 2.0, mobile web, and other rich internet application technologies at

Host: Burr Sutter, Sr. Product Manager, Developer Experience/Tools
Burr-Sutter Burr is a currently a Java Champion, previously president of the Atlanta Java Users Group, founder of the DevNexus Conference and he works for JBoss by Red Hat. He also founded the Atlanta chapter of the International Association of Software Architects and has spent 20 years teaching technologies to other technologists. Previous speaking engagements include: JavaOne, Javapolis (now Devoxx), No Fluff Just Stuff, Jazoon, the TDC in Sao Paulo and various JUGs around the globe.


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