Ada Server Faces 0.4.0 Released

Ada Server Faces is moving ahead at a steady pace with the latest 0.4.0 release. It is, as you might remember from earlier Ada-DK posts about it, a framework for making web-applications using the same methodology as Java Server Faces:

Ada Server Faces allows to create web applications using the same pattern a the Java Server Faces (See JSR 252, JSR 314 or JSR 344).

ASF provides a security framework which allows to protect web pages according to some security policy. This framework allows users to authenticate by using OpenID Authentication 2.0.

You can get the latest version here or you can grab the dev version from the SVN repository:

svn checkout http://ada-asf.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ ada-asf-read-only

New in version 0.4.0 is:

  • Support for shared or static build configuration.
  • Support for file upload.
  • New components , , , .
  • New EL function util:hasMessage.
  • ASF now Implements the JSF phase events and phase listeners.
  • Implements the JSF/Ruby on Rails flash context.
  • Adds the pre-defined JSF beans: initParam, flash.
  • Support for locales and honors the Accept-Language.
  • New demos are available in French and English

There’s a live online demo available. You can read the full release announcement here.

A Very Interesting Ada Blog

I heard about the Java 2 Ada blog from Marc C., and after having checked it out, I second his initial opinion: “Lotsa neat stuff!”

We’ve got:

Yea, lots of good stuff. The blog is written by Stephane Carrez who is also the author of several interesting Ada projects:

I must admit I’m quite embarrassed about not having found Stephane’s blog and projects earlier, but it does underline the truth in one of my pet pevees: The almost complete lack of links between Ada resources. I’m betting that there’s a heck of a lot more Ada related blogs and resources out there, but they are hard to find because nobody links to them, and they in return link to nobody.

So please people: If you have an Ada related website, setup a links/resources page and link to other Ada sites. Surely you all know at least one URL pointing to another website about Ada programming? Or simply mention other Ada sites in your blog posts. It will make Ada soooo much more visible in the eyes of the search engines.

Well, that was a bit OT. To get back on track, all I have to say is be sure to visit Stephane’s blog. It’s a good place with some interesting stuff. Oh, and don’t forget to link to it, if you have a website of your own.