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Τρίτη, 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

ZK Expansion

Being a guy that works mostly with JBoss stack of J2EE and along with JSF suite along with facelets moving in using a different culture framework for the UI was a significant step. I checked alot but i find that ZK is what i would like to use.
ZK is a UI framework totaly coded in Java and is really powerful. Yet as i have spend most of my programming lifecycle using JSF, what i really liked was the navigation way done in JSF. So i
wrapped up and started coding a small extension on ZK to add support of JSF-like navigation
in the framework and have everything gathered in a .xml file and not around java classes. The
implementation involved using JAXB 2.0 along with a definition of XSD file for the format that
the xml should have. The result of these procedure is a really cool add on to the framework where
it helps even more to have a clear MVC model in the ZK framework.
Still it bugs me alot that the framework doesn't give all the components for free rather depending
on the version you miss some really cool components.
The integration with Spring is really smooth and along with Hibernate you can create powerful
web applications that are really close to desktop applications. Probably i will wrap up all that
in a small talk and i will commit it to the guys.

Τετάρτη, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Λουξεμβουριανες εμπειριες...

Luxembourg calling.

The previous month i moved to Luxembourg to work for the European parliament. I have everything settled down and i have moved to my own apartment. I spend most of my time at work and when i am home i have spend alot of time reading new stuff. People here tend to be not that open as in Greece. Most of them tend to spend alot of time drinking bier. Still i enjoy the walks on the parks and the basketball i play with guys all over the world. Currently i am exploiting the usage of a new frame work i believe is quite good. Going back to work after a break in the army was quite fun since also there i used to code. Meet very interesting people and code some cool staff that are now in production. Here the only thing that makes me feel home seek is the weather. People at work are very welcoming and the helped me alot during the first month with all the admin stuff i should go with through. Yet another adventure then is about to begin...soon with more news!!!
stay tuned.