Thursday, February 14, 2008 and Seam

As I mentioned a while back, I now work at One of the things I've been working on for a couple of months is bringing JBoss Seam to Overstock. First off, just to clarify where we are using Seam: We will not be using Seam for the public website, the one you might be familiar with here however; we will be using it for internal application development. This is a really exciting time for me at Overstock because I'm helping to usher in some new technologies like Seam and my other favorite open source project, Maven. Since something like Seam is new to Overstock, I've had to put together some training courses, get "the seam Book" and put together a Maven Archetype to jump start projects. Over the next couple of days, I'll be posting a working pom file (along with a download) you can use for your own Seam/Maven project. My efforts are based on Michael Yuan's posts about Seam and Maven, with tweaks so you don't have to inherit from the Seam pom. One last thing on the Seam front, in case you missed it, there is a new Seam community site now available. The best part of all is that it is built on Seam. If you cannot eat your own dog food than your framework sucks :-)


Matt Raible said...

Hmmm, most Java Web Frameworks use JIRA for their bug tracking. Since it's written with WebWork, that must mean it's the best web framework. ;-)

Chris Maki said...

Good point Matt. Actually, my comment about dog food was two fold. One you should always eat your own dog food, the other was a comment about another popular Java site that doesn't use Java. Well, I guess they are just Java anymore either. Oh well.