- Develop a database-enabled Java EE application using JSF, Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB3), the Java Persistence API (JPA), and the JBoss Seam framework
- Send data from a modal dialog window to a JSF page using the Apache Trinidad dialog framework
- Render pie charts, bar graphs, and line graphs using the Apache Trinidad and ICEfaces charting components
- Write custom converters and validators, declare them in faces-config.xml, and register them on other UI components with the standard JSF Core tag library
- Use standard JavaServer Faces components to implement a number of common web development tasks, such as rendering forms containing simple UI components and accepting and validating input from uses
- Enhance presentation tier development in a JSF application using the Facelets view definition framework
- Display a Microsoft Outlook style appointment schedule using the Apache Tomahawk schedule component
- Implement user interface security with the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) and Apache Tomahawk components
- Add sophisticated Ajax behavior such as visual effects and asynchronous polling to your user interfaces with the ICEfaces component library
- Discover new and up-and-coming JSF component libraries, and gain a better understanding of the JSF ecosystem and technology road map[/list]
Today's web developers need powerful tools to deliver richer, faster, and smoother web experiences. JavaServer Faces includes powerful, feature-rich, Ajax-enabled UI components that provide all the functionality needed to build web applications in a Web 2.0 world. It's the perfect way to build rich, interactive, and "Web 2.0-style" Java web apps.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the most popular JSF components available today and demonstrate step-by-step how to build increasingly sophisticated JSF user interfaces with standard JSF, Facelets, Apache Tomahawk/Trinidad, ICEfaces, JBoss Seam, JBoss RichFaces/Ajax4jsf, and JSF 2.0 components. JSF 1.2 Components is both an excellent starting point for new JSF developers, and a great reference and “how to” guide for experienced JSF professionals.
This book progresses logically from an introduction to standard JSF HTML, and JSF Core components to advanced JSF UI development. As you move through the book, you will learn how to build composite views using Facelets tags, implement common web development tasks using Tomahawk components, and add Ajax capabilities to your JSF user interface with ICEfaces components. You will also learn how to solve the complex web application development challenges with the JBoss Seam framework. At the end of the book, you will be introduced to the new and up-coming JSF component libraries that will provide a road map of the future JSF technologies.