Kevin did already give an introduction to AeroGear last week. This time we are taking a look how other JBoss projects embrace mobile and how openshift can help to run your apps within the cloud.
RichFaces 4.2 candidate release
RichFaces has just published another candiate release that includes some interesting options for building mobile applications. Namely two new components that deal with asynchronous server side push and optimized loading of client side resources.
4 simple steps for RichFaces Push
What makes this component so attractive when there are plenty of other ways to achieve this? RichFaces is enabling application developers to build on top of push without any additional complexity. In his blog, Lukas explains the possibilities of how to use the RichFaces Push.
Optimized Resources Loading
Porting applications to mobile devices means leaving the convenient area of high bandwidth and limitless connectivity. As Nielson already figured, the tolerable waiting time for most users is around 150 ms, before things are considered lag. Especially the initial load time plays an important role. RichFaces 4 contains some great improvements to decrease the overall waiting time, by optimizing the resource loading on the client side. In this blog post Lukas explains how you can make use of these features to improve your applications responsiveness.
Moving your application to openshift
Now that you've improved the overall response time of the stock watcher application that relies on RichFaces push technology, it's time to make it publicly available. OpenShift allows you deploy Java EE applications to the cloud without any pain. There are a bunch of video introductions how to do this. In addition to that the OpenShift homepage contains additional material to get you started.