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JSF 1.2 Components

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JSF 1.2 Components


Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
JSF 1.2 Components
About the Author
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Introducing the JBoss Seam framework

The JBoss Seam framework sets out to bridge the gap between JSF managed beans and EJB3 components. It introduces a flexible set of Java annotations that provide a nice alternative to XML for JSF managed bean configuration and that significantly enhances the Dependency Injection (DI) capabilities of the JSF framework.

Additionally, Seam introduces a new conversation scope to the JSF environment, enabling developers to support more fine-grained interaction between users and components in the Java Web tier. Seam conversations solve a number of common issues for Java web applications, gracefully handling the "back button" problem and allowing users to interact with the same JSF page concurrently in multiple tabs without any side effects.

The Seam framework also includes a powerful set of JSF controls that greatly simplify JSF application development. With the Seam JSF tag library, developers can implement sophisticated validation schemes with minimal coding...