Months ago, I started a little sparetime “Web 2.0” project together with two coworkers. My main interest was to enhance my JEE knowledge and to get to know a new framework. I was unsure whether to go for Struts Shale or JBoss Seam and decided for the latter. Today, I’m confident I took the right choice. JBoss and Exadel joined forces and open-sourced Exadels RichFaces library under LGPL. If you don’t know what RichFaces is, have a look at the live demo and you may understand my excitement. Since Seam is meant as a competition to .NET, this is another important step for the guys around Hibernate and Seam founder Gavin King. Really looking forward to playing with it tomorrow.