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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


The JSF specification defines a View Declaration Language (VDL) to render the output of the pages. In JSF 1.0, this was JavaServer Pages; but in JSF 2.0, the VDL was changed to Facelets by default. Facelets are the default view handler for JSF 2.0 and are defined as XHTML files.

Facelets can be used in a templating situation. A Facelets file can reference a master template as a composition, and the view can provide the content that will look like a cookie cutter being supplied to the template. A Facelet that utilizes a reference template is known as a template client. The placeholder content in the template client will override the default content in the master template. In this way, Facelets can be reused in order to share the content. The template clients may become master templates and thus, a hierarchy of views can be derived.

Facelets also provide reuse by the custom tags. It is possible for engineers to write their own custom tags through the XHTML files and metadata. The designer...