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Digital Java EE 7 Web Application Development

By : Peter Pilgrim
Book Image

Digital Java EE 7 Web Application Development

By: Peter Pilgrim

Overview of this book

Digital Java EE 7 presents you with an opportunity to master writing great enterprise web software using the Java EE 7 platform with the modern approach to digital service standards. You will first learn about the lifecycle and phases of JavaServer Faces, become completely proficient with different validation models and schemes, and then find out exactly how to apply AJAX validations and requests. Next, you will touch base with JSF in order to understand how relevant CDI scopes work. Later, you’ll discover how to add finesse and pizzazz to your digital work in order to improve the design of your e-commerce application. Finally, you will deep dive into AngularJS development in order to keep pace with other popular choices, such as Backbone and Ember JS. By the end of this thorough guide, you’ll have polished your skills on the Digital Java EE 7 platform and be able to creat exiting web application.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Digital Java EE 7 Web Application Development
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 1. Digital Java EE 7


"Nobody is madder than me about the fact that the website isn't working"

 --President Barack Obama, 21st October 2013 in a Rose Garden speech

Digital adaptation is a sign of the times for the software developers who are involved with contemporary web design. The phrase Digital Transformation is yet another buzzword pandered around by business executives. Enterprise Java developers do not have to be afraid of this new digital world, because we are involved in building the most exciting software on this planet. We are building software for users, customers, and people. Replace the word Digital with User Experience and you will instantly get what all the fuss is about.

So let's remove the marketing terms once and for all. Digital transformation takes a non-online business process and produces the equivalent online version. Of course, a ponderous ugly caterpillar does not suddenly morph into a beautiful Red Admiral butterfly overnight, without life experience and genetics. It takes the considerable skills of developers, designers, and architects to adapt, transform, and apply the business requirements to technology. In recent times, the software profession has recognized the validity of users and their experiences. Essentially, we have matured.

This book is about developers who can mature and want to mature. These are the developers who can embrace Java technologies and are sympathetic to the relevant web technologies.

In this chapter, we will start our developer's journey with the requirements of the web developer, engineers at the so-called front-end, and the digital and creative industry. We will survey the enterprise Java platform and ask the question, where does Java fit in? We will look at the growth of JavaScript. We will learn about the Java EE 7 modern web architecture. To conclude, we will finish with a simple JavaServer Faces example.