Monday, February 23, 2009

myfaces-extval vs seam 2.x integration of hibernate validator - a first draft

here you see a first draft of the comparison myfaces-extval vs. the seam 2.x integration of hibernate validator (currently hibernate validator v4 is still alpha. so it isn't compared here).

hibernate validator v4 will be the ri-implementation of jsr 303. myfaces-extval will also provide an integration module to use a jsr 303 implementation with all jsf versions.

it's just a first draft. please don't get me wrong. it shouldn't be a statement against seam or hibernate validator. both frameworks are nice. however, that's how it looks like at the current state. the goal is just to have a correct side-by-side comparison of the available features. so please contact me, if you think that the seam side provides a feature i might have missed so far. i'll correct it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

principles of myfaces-extval

this picture illustrates the base principles of extval:
- no special requirements for meta-data
- support of existing jsf component libs
- compatible with existing and future java ee standards
- extensible and customizable (custom add-ons)