JSF 2.0 Cookbook
By Anghel Leonard
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: June 2010
Pages: 396

In Detail

JavaServer Faces is a Java-based Web application framework intended to simplify development of user interfaces for Java EE applications. You may already be aware of the laborious search through reference guides and documentation to develop your JSF applications. With the JSF Cookbook, you can find solutions to the most common JSF problems in a quick and easy way.

This book will cover all the important aspects involved in developing JSF applications. It provides clear instructions for getting the most out of JSF and offers many exercises to build impressive desktop-style interfaces for your web applications. Develop JSF applications starting with simple recipes and gradually moving on to complex recipes.

We discuss all of the fundamental aspects of JSF applications. Once you locate your desired topic, you can try to find a recipe that corresponds to your problem.

We start off with the simple concepts of Converters, validators and file management. We then work our way with various resources such as CSS, JavaScript, and images to improve your web applications. You will learn to build simple and complex custom components to suit your needs. Next, you get to exploit AJAX as well as implement internationalization and localization for your JSF applications. We then look into ensuring security for your applications and perform testing of your applications. You also get to learn all about Facelets and explore the newest JSF 2.0 features. Finally you get learn a few integrations such as JSTL with JSF, Spring with JSF, and Hibernate with JSF. All these concepts are presented in the form of easy-to-follow recipes.

Each chapter discusses separate types of recipes and they are presented with an increasing level of complexity from simple to advanced. All of these recipes can be used with JSF 1.2 as well.

This book helps you to find solutions to the most common aspects regarding JSF development with clear and easy-to-follow recipes


The JSF 2.0 Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for JSF users to build desktop-style interfaces in their own web applications. The book is designed so that you can refer to it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order.

Who this book is for

This book is for two types of audience:

  • Newcomers who know the basics of JSF but are yet to develop real JSF applications.
  • JSF developers who have previous experience but are lacking best practices and a standard way of implementing functionality
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