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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tapestry 5 Laptop Stickers

I'm the kind of guy who does a lot of self-expression on my laptop:

Hey, what's that at the bottom? A Tapestry 5 laptop sticker? Cool!

Want one? Drop me a line at hlship at gmail dot com with the subject "T5 STICKER". Provide me with a quick (one-line summary) of your project and a snail-mail address (outside the US is OK) and how many laptop stickers you need (keep it reasonable, as in, how many of your project developers will actually put one on their laptop).

First come, first serve, supplies are limited, offer may be rescinded at any time!

Update: I'm really enjoying seeing all the stories of people using Tapestry; if it's OK, I'd like to generate a list of people (just first name and last initial), country, and a one-line project summary, to post on this blog, or on tapestry.apache.org.

If you do NOT want to be publicized, please indicate that in your email.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Clojure: Towards the Essence of Programming

My talk from the What's Next Paris conference, Clojure: Towards The Essence of Programming is now online at InfoQ. This is the full talk ... video plus slides. See if you can spot the point where I almost pass out from jet lag!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tapestry 5.3 Ajax Exception Reporting

I just put together this screencast about an exciting improvement to how Tapestry 5.3 presents server-side exceptions to the client.

Tapestry is certainly moving further and further into the rich client space; I think there's some compelling features of Tapestry that make splitting the application across the client web browser and the server quite attractive, including a uniform approach to rendering (both traditional page oriented requests, and Ajax partial page renders). In any case, the weak link in the chain used to be that with Ajax requests, server-side exceptions sent you scurrying to look at the console, and you would lose (along the way) a lot of the power of the Tapestry exception report page; now you get to have your cake and eat it too.

The real excitement will be coming in Tapestry 5.4, which will push much deeper into improved JavaScript and Ajax support, including a move to framework agnosticism (as in, switch over to jQuery seamlessly). Part of that support is already in 5.3, with more to come.