Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Struts 1.2.8 has client-side validation issues just like 1.2.7

This weekend, I upgraded AppFuse from Struts 1.2.4 to 1.2.8. After failing to upgrade to 1.2.7, I was a little leary of this release - for good reason. It turns out, the 1.2.8 release has the same client-side validation issue as 1.2.7. The good news is it's a Commons Validator issue this time, and you can fix it by upgrading to Commons Validator 1.2.0 (it ships with 1.1.4).

If you're using custom client-side validators, you might have to patch your functions. Here's what I did to mine:

- oTwoFields = eval('new ' + formName.value + '_twofields()');
+ oTwoFields = eval('new ' + retrieveFormName(form) + '_twofields()');

Also, if you'd like to use Spring MVC with Commons Validator 1.2.0, you'll need to patch springmodules-validator. Or you can just download the one from AppFuse's CVS.

Posted in Java at Dec 19 2005, 04:55:37 PM MST 2 Comments

The Ajax Experience

The Ajax Experience looks like it's going to be an excellent show.

We will have the website for the conference launched just after christmas, but here is a taste of the quality speakers that we have confirmed for the event:

  • Scott Dietzen, CTO of Zimbra
  • Alex Russell and Dylan Schiemann of the Dojo Toolkit
  • Thomas Fuchs of
  • Sam Stephenson of Prototype and 37 Signals
  • Bob Ippolito of MochiKit
  • Joe Walker of DWR
  • Douglas Crockford of JSON-RPC, and Yahoo!
  • Jonathan Hawkins of Microsoft Atlas
  • Patrick Lightbody of WebWork/Struts Ti
  • Bill Scott of Rico and Yahoo!
  • Eric Pascarello of Ajax in Action
  • Glenn Vanderburg, JavaScript expert
  • Brent Ashley, noted Ajax expert
  • Michael Mahemoff of Ajax Patterns
  • Greg Murray of the JavaServer Faces team at Sun

This is a show I'd love to attend. However, it ends the day before Mother's Day - WTF is up with that?! For those of us who happen to be family men and are planning on attending JavaOne, this sucks. If I want to attend The Ajax Experience, I'd have to fly back on Sunday and then fly back to San Fran on Monday for JavaOne. Booo hisss. Looks like I'll be missing this show.

Posted in Java at Dec 19 2005, 01:12:15 PM MST 4 Comments