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.
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.