Apache MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development

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  • Create appealing and easy-to-use templates with Facelets
  • Assure reusability of your code by constructing composition components
  • Build consistent looking and usable pages using Trinidad components
  • Extend your JSF standard by using Tomahawk components
  • Enhance your web application by enabling AJAX functionality in your JSF application without writing JavaScript code
  • Create dynamic applications that fit the corporate style and color scheme of your company by using the extensive skinning capabilities of Trinidad
  • Prevent the duplication of validation rules by adding EJB3 annotation-based validation with ExtVal
  • Optimize your JSF application in terms of performance and page size

Hypes and trends (such as Web 2.0) cause a change in the requirements for user interfaces every now and then. While a lot of frameworks are capable of meeting those changing requirements, it often means you as a developer need in-depth knowledge of web standards, such as XHTML and JavaScript. A framework like Apache MyFaces that hides all details of how the page is rendered at the client and at the same time offers a rich set of tools and building blocks could save you a lot of time, not only when you're building a brand new application but also when you're adapting an existing application to meet new user interface requirements.

This book will teach you everything you need to know to build appealing web interfaces with Apache MyFaces and maintain your code in a pragmatic way. It describes all the steps that are involved in building a user interface with Apache MyFaces. This includes building templates and composition components with Facelets, using all sorts of specialized components from the Tomahawk, Trinidad, and Tobago component sets and adding validation with MyFaces Extensions Validator.

The book uses a step-by-step approach and contains a lot of tips based on experience of the MyFaces libraries in real-world projects. Throughout the book an example scenario is used to work towards a fully functional application when the book is finished.

This step-by-step guide will help you to build a fully functional and powerful application.

  • Build powerful and robust web applications with Apache MyFaces
  • Reduce coding by using sub-projects of MyFaces like Trinidad, Tobago, and Tomahawk
  • Update the content of your site daily with ease by using Facelets
  • Step-by-step and practical tutorial with lots of examples


Page Count 408
Course Length 12 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781847193254
Date Of Publication 16 Mar 2010


Bart Kummel

Bart Kummel is an experienced Java EE developer and architect living in The Netherlands. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology and graduated with honor from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, with a specialization in Technical Computer Sciences. After his study, he started as a developer of embedded software for a security systems manufacturer in Amsterdam. After four years of developing embedded software, Bart switched to enterprise software and started at Transfer Solutions B.V., based in Leerdam. Transfer Solutions is a consulting company that specializes in Oracle and Java technology.

As a consultant for Transfer Solutions, Bart gained a lot of experience with Java EE. For different clients, he has fulfilled the roles of developer or architect in small as well as large projects. In those projects, he has worked with various frameworks and standards, including Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF), Apache MyFaces, EclipseLink, JavaServer Faces (JSF), Java Persistence API (JPA), and Java Messaging Service (JMS). Bart also teaches courses in Object Orientation, UML, Java, Java EE, and ADF, at Transfer Solutions’ education department.

Bart published an article on EclipseLink in the Dutch Java Magazine, and presented the use of AJAX capabilities in Oracle’s ADF Faces at the ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference in 2007.

The link to his website is www.bartkummel.net