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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

Resource Library Contracts

JSF 2.2, as a part of Java EE 7, introduced the ability to theme and style websites under a facility known as the Resource Library Contracts. The idea of contracts is about reusing Facelets dynamically at runtime. It is possible now with contracts to switch between resources without having to redeploy an application. Contracts can also be declared statically for pages that match a URL pattern.

The specification reserves a specially named folder called /contracts as the parent folder for the Resource Library Contracts. This folder is the default one. If you already have a folder named as this view, then you will have to refactor by name, unfortunately.

There is another default location, META-INF/contracts, on the classpath for JARs. This location allows the resource library contracts to be packaged as JAR for distribution to the third-party customers.

Inside the /contracts folder, a developer can define named contracts (or themes). You can only create folders inside...