JSF 1.2 Components

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  • 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.

  • Develop advanced Ajax-enabled JSF applications and solve common web development challenges using UI components from JSF component libraries
  • Master the basics of building web user interfaces with standard JSF HTML components
  • Implement UI security using JAAS and Apache Tomahawk components
  • Master a wide range of UI components and learn cutting-edge JSF development strategies with plenty of examples and screenshots 
Page Count 408
Course Length 12 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781847197627
Date Of Publication 25 Nov 2009


Ian Hlavats

Ian Hlavats is an experienced Java developer, instructor, speaker, and author of the book JSF 1.2 Components (Packt). He has worked for clients in government, insurance, and entertainment industries, writing Java applications using Swing, Struts, JSF2, PrimeFaces, jQuery, and other UI technologies. He has delivered Java courses in college and corporate training environments including a one-year engagement with Cognos/IBM. He is on the JSF 2.2 Expert Group and contributed to the next generation of the JSF specification. A regular speaker at Java EE conferences, he has given presentations on JSF and PrimeFaces technologies since 2008 at JSF Summit, NFJS, and JAXConf in San Francisco. He is the creator of JSFToolbox for Dreamweaver, a suite of design and coding extensions for JSF developers. He co-hosts a podcast on JSF and Java EE technologies with fellow authors Kito D. Mann and Daniel Hinojosa. He holds a Bachelor of Humanities degree from Carleton University and IT certificates from Algonquin College.