Today's web developers need powerful tools to deliver richer, faster, and smoother web experiences. JavaServer Faces includes powerful, feature-rich, Ajax-enabled UI components that provide all the functionality needed to build web applications in a Web 2.0 world. It's the perfect way to build rich, interactive, and "Web 2.0-style" Java web apps.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the most popular JSF components available today and demonstrate step-by-step how to build increasingly sophisticated JSF user interfaces with standard JSF, Facelets, Apache Tomahawk/Trinidad, ICEfaces, JBoss Seam, JBoss RichFaces/Ajax4jsf, and JSF 2.0 components. JSF 1.2 Components is both an excellent starting point for new JSF developers, and a great reference and "how to" guide for experienced JSF professionals.
This book progresses logically from an introduction to standard JSF HTML, and JSF Core components to advanced JSF UI development. As you move through the book, you will learn how to build composite views using Facelets tags, implement common web development tasks using Tomahawk components, and add Ajax capabilities to your JSF user interface with ICEfaces components. You will also learn how to solve the complex web application development challenges with the JBoss Seam framework. At the end of the book, you will be introduced to the new and up-coming JSF component libraries that will provide a road map of the future JSF technologies.
A comprehensive guide to the most popular JavaServer Faces components available today that will show you how to develop advanced Ajax-enabled web applications with the JSF framework.
This book is a practical, hands-on guide to learning JavaServer Faces components based on a fictitious computer hardware e-commerce application.
It adopts an example-driven approach focused on solving common web application development tasks using a wide range of JSF components from today's most popular JSF component libraries.
Each chapter covers a different JSF component library and includes dozens of examples complete with Java source code listings, JSF markup, screenshots, and developer tips.
Who this book is for
A working knowledge of Java classes, interfaces, annotations, and generics, Java Collections Framework, JavaBeans API, Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), Java Servlets/JSP, Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS), Java Persistence API (JPA), Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), the Apache Tomcat web container, the JBoss AS 4.2 application server is assumed. Experienced JSF professionals will also find this book useful as a quick reference and "how to" guide.