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Digital Java EE 7 Web Application Development

By : Peter Pilgrim
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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


In this chapter, we discussed the role of the digital worker, that is, you, the engineer and how you fit into the new marketing role as a creative person. We looked at the skills and the tool chain set that is certainly expected in the years 2015 and 2016. We covered how the Java platform and JVM fit into this picture.

Being a Digital Java EE 7 worker is more than just developing the server-side Java code; you are expected to understand JavaScript programming at an elementary level. Some of you may already have basic JavaScript knowledge and some others will understand a lot more about programming in the client space. JavaScript, for all its warts and mishaps, is a professional language that deserves respect, and we covered some of the frameworks that you are expected to know. Whilst this book does not teach you JavaScript and is aimed at Java EE development, I recommend that you brush up on your skills apropos module patterns and applying advanced libraries.

In this chapter, we looked at the Java EE 7 architecture and the specifications that are part of the platform. Finally, we pored over the code of a simple JavaServer Faces example. In particular, we inspected a Facelet view code. We noticed that much of the view resembles standard HTML.

In the upcoming chapters, we will delve deeply into the JSF and build a simple Create Retrieve Update Delete (CRUD) example. We will be generating the example in a couple of different ways. As the saying goes, we have to crawl before we can walk, and walk before we can run. Our crawling is over, now let's starting walking.