Tapestry 5: Building Web Applications

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Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 280 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2008
ISBN : 1847193072
ISBN 13 : 9781847193070
Author(s) : Alexander Kolesnikov
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Web Development, Java, Open Source

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Tapestry
Chapter 2: Creating Your Working Environment
Chapter 3: The Foundations of Tapestry
Chapter 4: Simple Components
Chapter 5: Advanced Components
Chapter 6: User Input Validation
Chapter 7: Internationalization and Localization
Chapter 8: Creating Custom Components
Appendix A: The Basics of Java for the Web
Appendix B: Creating a Real Data Source with db4o
Appendix C: Where to Go Next
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Tapestry
    • Why is Tapestry Special?
      • Tapestry HTML Templates are Free from Obtrusive Instrumentation
      • Custom Components are Very Easy to Create
      • AJAX and DHTML, but No JavaScript Coding
      • User Input Validation Works Like Magic
      • Built-In Internationalization Support
      • Inversion of Control Made Easy
    • Is Tapestry the Savior in the World of Java Web Development?
      • The Journey of Tapestry from 3 to 5
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Creating Your Working Environment
    • Install a JDK
      • Configuring the Environment for Windows
      • Configuring environment for Mac OS X
    • Install Maven
      • Create a Skeleton Tapestry project
    • Install NetBeans
      • Debugging in NetBeans
    • Installing Eclipse
    • Installing Tomcat
    • Configuring the Project in Eclipse
      • Debugging in Eclipse
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: The Foundations of Tapestry
    • Tapestry Application is a Set of Interactive Pages
    • Page Template and Page Class
    • Using Expansions
    • Using Components
    • Passing a Value Between Pages
    • What Can be Returned From an Event Handler
    • Tapestry Pages are Pooled
    • Making a Page Field Persistent
    • Using Page Activation Context
    • Different Ways of Defining Components
    • Structuring the Application
    • Creating and Using an Application State Object
    • Was an ASO Already Instantiated?
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Simple Components
    • Celebrity Collector Project
    • The Auxiliary Classes
    • TextField, PasswordField and PageLink
    • Limiting Access to a Page
    • Loop, Output and DirectLink
    • Another Use of PageLink Component
    • Radio and RadioGroup
    • Using Enumerations for Radio Component Values
    • Prefixes: prop and literal
    • The If and Checkbox Components
    • Submit Component
    • More Than One Submit Button
    • Select Component
    • Configuring an Application State Object
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Advanced Components
    • Grid Component
    • Tweaking the Grid
    • Changing the Column Titles
    • Using GridDataSource
    • BeanEditForm Component
    • Tweaking BeanEditForm
    • DateField Component
    • Changing the Styles of Grid and BeanEditForm
    • FCKEditor Component
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: User Input Validation
    • Adding Validation to Components
    • Validators
    • Providing Custom Error Messages
    • Handling Validation-Related Form Events
    • Cross-Form Validation
    • BeanEditForm Validation
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Internationalization and Localization
    • Internationalization on the Java Platform
    • Internationalization in Tapestry
    • Creating and Using Message Catalogs
    • Providing a German Message Catalog
    • Switching Locale
    • Internationalization of Images
    • Using Localized Templates
    • Other Examples of Internationalization
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Creating Custom Components
    • How to Create a Tapestry 5 Component
    • Creating the Border Component
    • Adding a Navigation Menu
    • Using a Parameter
    • Unleashing the Power of Select Component
    • Creating an OptionModel
    • Creating a SelectModel
    • Creating a ValueEncoder
    • Selecting a Celebrity
    • DateInput Component
    • Making DateInput a Field
    • Adding Simple Validation
    • Creating a Universal Locale Switcher
    • Creating a Custom Service
    • Creating a Library of Custom Components
    • Summary

Alexander Kolesnikov

Alexander Kolesnikov is an author and software developer from Greenock, Scotland. He wrote his first program in FORTRAN back in 1979 for a computer that occupied several rooms. He currently works as a Java Web Developer for CIGNA International. A Soviet military researcher in the past, he recently graduated as a Master of Science with Distinction in Enterprise Systems Development from Glasgow Caledonian University and has also gained a number of professional certifications from Sun Microsystems (SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD). His first book on software development was "Java Drawing With Apache Batik" (BrainySoftware, 2007).

He is interested in many things, ranging from the most recent web technologies to alternative medicine and wishes wholeheartedly that a day was at least three times longer than it is.

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- 2 submitted: last submission 02 Jan 2012

Errata type: Technical | Page number: 67 | Errata date: 28 Apr 08

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Errata type: Technical | Page number: 178 | Errata date: 01 Apr 09

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What you will learn from this book

In Detail

This book is a practical step-by-step tutorial for those who want to build contemporary, real-life web applications with Tapestry 5, the Apache open-source framework for creating dynamic, robust, highly scalable web applications in Java. It shows the path of least resistance, so that the reader can learn all the essential skills quickly and easily. To give the reader an initial practical experience, a simple but useful web application is built throughout the chapters.


Who this book is for

This book is for those who want to build sophisticated Java web applications quickly and easily. It assumes that the reader is reasonably comfortable with the Java programming language, but no knowledge of web technologies is needed. For experienced Servlet, JSP, or Struts developers, the book will show an alternative way that will allow them to raise their productivity to an incomparable level. With this book you will see that a contemporary component-based framework can be easy to learn and a pleasure to work with.

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