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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


This chapter has been a robust adventure in the world of JSF. You should be able to understand the theory of how the framework has been put together. We covered the key features of JSF such as an HTML5 friendly markup and a templating engine. JSF is a part of the Java EE platform and is available on many application servers and servlet containers. We learned how the JSF framework relates to the Model-View-Controller design pattern.

You should be able to understand the request and response processing lifecycle and the phase change state model in JSF under the execute and render lifecycle.

Towards the middle chapter, we inspected the JSF basic pages, custom tag libraries, Facelets views, and a simple backing bean. We also observed a composition layout with both the master and client templates.

We also went in detail in the powerful EL framework, which is a part of Java EE 7 and JSF 2.2. EL is a very important facility for the server-side Java applications, especially if they are built...