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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

Introduction to JSF

JSF is a specification to build a web user interface from a component model. It encompasses a MVC and templating framework. JSF is a standard library of the Java EE platform. The Java Community Process (JCP) controls the specifications, and the current version is JSF 2.2, which is defined by Java Specification Request (JSR) 334 (

Originally, the promise behind JSF was to bring rapid user interface development to server-side Java. This statement was true when JSF was first conceived; but of course, it is still useful if you would rather not write a lot of JavaScript code and hand crafted boilerplate so as to handle the transformation of an HTTP request to the Java invocations and back-to-page responses. Web technology and, in particular, digital development has leaped off the web pages since JSF 1.0 was conceived in 2004. Back then, JavaScript was not taken as a programming language so seriously as it is now; there was no responsive...