Harness the power of JavaServer Faces to create your own server-side user interfaces for the Web
This innovative book arms you with the tools to utilize JavaServer Faces (JSF), a new standard that will make building user interfaces for J2EE™ applications a lot easier. The authors begin by painting the architectural big picture–covering everything from the Patterns that are used in the implementation to the typical JSF Request/Response lifecycle. Next, you'll learn how to use JSF in the real world by uncovering the various pieces of the JSF component model, such as UI components, events and validation. The authors then explain how to apply JSF, including how to integrate JSF user interfaces with the Business Tier and how to render your own user interface components. By following this approach, you'll be able to confidently create and validate your own custom applications that meet the needs of your company.
Whether working in J2EE or J2SE™, this book will show you how to:
Use UI Components to build your user interface
Ensure that the data you store meets the business rules for your application
Integrate JSF with JSPs through the custom Tag feature in JSP implementations
Build JSF applications that interact with either EJBs or POJOs
Validate a new component and queue events to invoke custom application logic
Bill Dudney, Jonathan Lehr, Bill Willis, LeRoy Mattingly
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Bill Dudney is a husband, father, coder, and teacher. He has been doing Objective-C since 1989 when he first encountered a NeXT cube, and has several apps on the store through his company, Gala Factory Software LLC. When he is not writing books or teaching people about iOS, he likes to ski and hike in the high country of Summit County, Colorado. You can connect with him on Twitter at @bdudney.
Jonathan Lehr is a leading expert in Objective-C and Java programming, with well over a decade's experience with Apple's Cocoa frameworks, including hands-on software development on NEXTSTEP, OpenStep, Mac OS X, and iPhone OS, as well as WebObjects and other Java EE web frameworks. He has led numerous successful software projects for Fortune 500 and Federal Government customers.
Jonathan has personally trained and mentored hundreds of Objective-C and Java developers, and has authored more than a dozen courses on relevant topics. His classes have garnered rave reviews from such notable companies as Intuit, Adobe, AT&T, MCI, JPMorgan Chase, Accenture, and IBM, as well as from such renowned educational institutions as Harvard and MIT.
Jonathan has also co-authored two well-regarded books on Java web frameworks: Jakarta Pitfalls (978-0-471-44915-7, 2004, Wiley), and Mastering JavaServer Faces (978-0-471-46207-1, 2005, Wiley), and he is an occasional speaker at user group meetings and industry events.