RichFaces - Exadel Visual Component Platform Takes Ajax4jsf to the Next Level for Producing Rich Enterprise Applications

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RichFaces - Exadel Visual Component Platform significantly expands its library of available components.

Exadel, Inc., a leading provider of software, services and support that enable companies to create mission-critical business applications based on open source and Java™ technologies, today announced the general availability of RichFaces - Exadel Visual Component Platform 2.0 for delivering enterprise-level rich Web applications based on JavaServer Faces (JSF).

RichFaces is a rapidly growing library of rich and reliable components that can be easily integrated into new or existing JSF-based Web applications. RichFaces is built on top of Ajax4jsf, a widely accepted open source framework. RichFaces’ release significantly broadens the library. Using it brings sophistication and intelligence to Web applications to meet the evolving needs of modern businesses. Developers can quickly take advantage of RichFaces through its capability of adding AJAX capabilities to an application with just a few lines of code and through its elimination of the need to study all of the complexity of the underlying technologies. Unlike other commercial component libraries, RichFaces is fully compatible with all standard JSF components, including components from the Sun JSF reference implementation and Apache MyFaces.

“Exadel VCP allowed us to quickly take advantage of leading edge technology while maintaining flexibility and compatibility. It made it possible for us to add key user functionality to the project, which would have taken too much time to implement otherwise. The business value of the application for consumers was increased significantly while development time and, as a result, development cost was reduced. The end product was a modern, functional, and appealing site providing an intuitive user experience,” says Troi Eisler, President of Chameleon Consulting.

RichFaces is integrated with Exadel Studio Pro, an Eclipse-based development IDE, and bolstered by enterprise-level support provided by Exadel. RichFaces offers three key elements: The components as a whole help companies dramatically improve their time to market and quality to market. The AJAX-enabled components provide a rich user experience based on Web 2.0. The Skin-enabled components provide a highly customizable, visually appealing environment for Web applications.

Major additions to this version of RichFaces include:

  • RichFaces is based on the Ajax4jsf project, the only totally open non-proprietary solution for integrating AJAX into JSF
  • For skin-enabled components, an increased number of available themes and skins and more flexibility for developers to easily adjust the look-and-feel of an application without replacing the standard components
  • For AJAX-enabled components, a wider range of AJAX components such as calendar, debug components, suggestion box, and slide panel components
  • A doubled number of available components, including many new and exciting ones
  • Improved performance and usability
  • Complete support for all leading JSF implementations: JSF 1.1 RI, JSF 1.1.2 My Faces, JSF 1.2 RI

Pricing and Availability

RichFaces - Exadel Visual Component Platform 2.0 is sold on an annual subscription per developer seat basis. It is available for purchasing and downloading on the Exadel Web site at a cost of $799 for the first year and $399 per year after thereafter. During the subscription period, customers will receive all new releases, bug fixes and technical support.

To help companies successfully integrate RichFaces on a larger scale into their Web applications development, Exadel provides on-demand Enterprise Package Options. Our sales team can customize a package of development licenses, support, training, and development boost services based on a flexible pricing model to uniquely fit any company’s needs. Contact for more information.

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About Exadel

Exadel, Inc. is the leader in providing rich application components for creating a new generation of enterprise solutions that leverage an innovative global sourcing model and Open Source. Exadel’s unmatched expertise at building reliable business solutions has solved real business problems for hundreds of domestic and international clients, including ABN AMRO Bank (, AT&T, Bank of America, Safeway, eBay, Deutsche Bank, GE, Honeywell, Home Shopping Network and Time Warner. Exadel's fast, scalable and cost-effective solutions reduce application lifecycle costs and development time, eliminating vendor lock-in and improving overall client productivity.

Exadel's product line includes Exadel Visual Component Platform, a rich component library for JSF that includes an advanced framework for easily integrating AJAX capabilities into business application development, and Exadel Studio Pro, the most advanced Web application development toolset designed for Open Source, which supports JSF, Struts, Hibernate, Spring and many other platforms. Exadel services include custom online and onsite training, Exadel Development Boost and Exadel Professional Services.

Founded in 1998, Exadel is privately owned and located in the San Francisco Bay Area with development offices located in Chicago, Minsk, and Moscow. For more information, go to or call 1.888.4EXADEL.

Exadel is a registered trademark of Exadel, Inc. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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