May 31st, 2006

ICEsoft Technologies, Inc., announces the release of ICEfaces™ Community Edition v1.0.

And the Availability of ICEfaces Enterprise Edition - Alpha-2

ICEfaces is an AJAX-based Rich Internet Application (RIA) solution for Java EE. ICEfaces extends JavaServer Faces enabling Java developers to easily create and deploy thin-client rich web applications in pure Java, with no JavaScripting required. ICEfaces is currently available in two versions: the ICEfaces Community Edition v1.0 and the ICEfaces Enterprise Edition - Alpha-2.

The Community Edition is a fully featured product free for development and deployment, while the Enterprise Edition is a commercial upgrade that provides advanced scalability and enterprise support options. The Community Edition of ICEfaces provides the following features:

  • Incremental UI updates without full-page refresh (via developer-transparent AJAX/AHAH bridge).
  • Server-initiated asynchronous UI updates without polling (supports server-push or "COMET" applications)
  • Complete rich JSF component suite, including Auto-complete, Menus, Table, Tree, Tabs, Drag & Drop, animation effects, etc.
  • Support for group-aware application development (chat, webcast, social apps., etc.)

ICEfaces directly leverages existing Java EE standard JSF technologies and tools to provide a complete RIA development and deployment solution. Key differentiators are:

  • Complete server and client-side AJAX application framework solution - no need to hand-assemble and integrate client-libraries and server technologies.
  • Develop applications using Java, not JavaScript - no need to deal with browser-specific idiosyncrasies in DOM and JavaScript support.
  • Leverages widespread industry support for JSF development tools and runtime environments - no need for proprietary tools and technologies.
  • Leverages existing technology investments (tools, application servers, etc.) and developer skills.

To see a complete feature comparison between the Community Edition and the Enterprise Edition click here.

Pricing and Availability

ICEfaces Community Edition 1.0 is completely free for development and deployment. Click here to download.

A trial version of the Enterprise Edition is also available immediately for download, click here. Contact for pricing information on ICEfaces Enterprise Edition.

About ICEsoft Technologies:

ICEsoft Technologies, Inc., The Rich Web Company, is the leading provider of standards-compliant, AJAX-based solutions for developing and deploying Java EE, rich Internet applications. The company’s portfolio of enterprise level Java products includes ICEfaces, an AJAX application framework that enables Java EE application developers to easily create and deploy thin-client rich web applications in pure Java.  Visit

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