Seam Leaves Home (on good terms)
By Ian Darwin
In addition to cranking out a new stable release (2.0.1.GA) and a new early access release (2.1.0.A1), The JBoss Seam framework has been renamed to "The Seam Framework" and has a new website, http://www.seamframework.org/
. This represents a "growing up" of sorts, similar to e.g., Jakarta Tomcat becoming Apache Tomcat, and differentiates Seam from the many smaller projects that are also part of JBoss - see the new diagram at http://labs.jboss.org/projects/
, and note that Seam is right there at the top of the web tier. While still funded by RedHat/JBoss, with this new domain Seam is obviously being positioned to compete head-on with similarly-named project The Spring Framework.
As part of "moving out", Seam has been given a new logo, see http://www.seamframework.org/Community/GetASeamIcon
. This is used in their new web site, which is of course running on Seam and available as part of the downloads (http://www.seamframework.org/Download
). Speaking of downloads, if you're using a version older than 2.0.1.GA, now would be a good time to download and upgrade.
Also, there is a new book about Seam, Seam In Action (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1933988401
), which you can now buy in Early Access (http://www.manning.com/dallen/
) - you get EA PDF's now and the final version when it's released, and optionally a paper copy then too.
Finally, JBoss Tools - the all-encompassing Eclipse tools for developing Seam and Hibernate projects - has been upgraded to 2.0.1.GA. You might want to download this as well.