Wesley Hales' Blog
Atlanta JBUG's First Meetup
Dec 16, 2011 9:26 PM, by Wesley Hales
The Atlanta JBoss User Group kicked off with a much greater than expected turnout. Developers from the Atlanta area poured in to learn the latest in JBoss technologies. Thanks to Shadow Soft for pro...
Converting Existing Web Apps for Mobile
Nov 28, 2011 8:19 PM, by Wesley Hales
I thought I'd explain why I wrote a (very simple) DOM framework to handle RichFaces mobile compatibility - and why we didn't use jQuery Mobile, or any of the other mobile web frameworks. The RichFaces...
October 27th HTML5 Meetup in Atlanta
Oct 26, 2011 2:18 PM, by Wesley Hales
Tomorrow, Thursday October 27th, Patrick Brandt and Kevin Smith will be giving a talk on augmented reality (AR) and the Argon project. Argon is the completely open standards augmented reality browser ...
JBoss and HTML5 at JavaOne 2011
Oct 17, 2011 5:51 PM, by Wesley Hales
I gave one of the ten talks based on HTML5 at JavaOne this year. It mainly focused on bridging the gap between HTML5 and JavaEE along with best practices and tips for mobile devices. It seems like mos...
Bookmarks and Back Buttons - RichFaces 4 and Today's Mobile Web Frameworks (Part 2)
Sep 29, 2011 2:33 AM, by Wesley Hales
Building on my first article in this series, we're now going to add bookmarkable URL's and back button support to our AJAX driven pages. For our specific usecase, we want to render an AJAX region wi...
JBoss Portlet Bridge Passes JSR-329 TCK
Sep 26, 2011 1:50 PM, by Wesley Hales
I'm extremely stoked to announce that the JBoss Portlet Bridge is passing the JSR-329 TCK and has been approved by Oracle. This has been a challenging and fun ride down the road of standards due to th...
RichFaces 4 and Today's Mobile Web Frameworks (Part 1)
Sep 20, 2011 1:58 PM, by Wesley Hales
I thought it would be a good idea if I document the problems as I run into them. Starting with a problem within the JSF 2 spec (http://java.net/jira/browse/JAVASERVERFACES_SPEC_PUBLIC-1024), you canno...
Using HTML5 and Canvas to base64 and Cache Public Images
Sep 9, 2011 7:16 PM, by Wesley Hales
Let's talk about a very experimental approach for loading images. Every external file request is expensive over a 3G connection. Sure, things are getting better and speeds are improving, but 3G will b...
AT&T Hackathon, HTML5 User Group, and JavaOne 2011
Sep 3, 2011 6:03 PM, by Wesley Hales
I'm extremely excited to be speaking to and mingling with mobile/HTML5 related developers over the coming months. I will be speaking at the following events... AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Sept 10th ...
Fixing Ajax on Mobile Devices (with HTML5)
Aug 28, 2011 2:19 PM, by Wesley Hales
The most common approach for receiving markup from an Ajax request is to use innerHTML for placement of the responseText. This method has been widely used (and argued) since the inception of XHR, but ...