JSF 2.0 Cookbook

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  • Explore all the new features of JSF 2.0 that has numerous advantages over JSF 1.2
  • Work with standard and custom JSF converters and validators
  • Learn to upload and download with JSF, RichFaces and MyFaces
  • Work with resources such as CSS, JavaScript and images
  • Develop sophisticated applications using standard and custom components
  • Explore AJAX in JSF and related frameworks
  • Enhance your applications with internationalization and localization
  • Exploit all of the security tasks in JSF and perform thorough testing of your applications
  • Get to grips with JSFUnit, JMeter and JXIsight
  • Integrate JSF with JSTL, Spring and Hibernate

JavaServer Faces is a Java-based Web application framework intended to simplify development of user interfaces for Java EE applications. You may already be aware of the laborious search through reference guides and documentation to develop your JSF applications. With the JSF Cookbook, you can find solutions to the most common JSF problems in a quick and easy way.

This book will cover all the important aspects involved in developing JSF applications. It provides clear instructions for getting the most out of JSF and offers many exercises to build impressive desktop-style interfaces for your web applications. Develop JSF applications starting with simple recipes and gradually moving on to complex recipes.

We discuss all of the fundamental aspects of JSF applications. Once you locate your desired topic, you can try to find a recipe that corresponds to your problem.

We start off with the simple concepts of Converters, validators and file management. We then work our way with various resources such as CSS, JavaScript, and images to improve your web applications. You will learn to build simple and complex custom components to suit your needs. Next, you get to exploit AJAX as well as implement internationalization and localization for your JSF applications. We then look into ensuring security for your applications and perform testing of your applications. You also get to learn all about Facelets and explore the newest JSF 2.0 features. Finally you get learn a few integrations such as JSTL with JSF, Spring with JSF, and Hibernate with JSF. All these concepts are presented in the form of easy-to-follow recipes.

Each chapter discusses separate types of recipes and they are presented with an increasing level of complexity from simple to advanced. All of these recipes can be used with JSF 1.2 as well.



  • Discover JSF 2.0 features through complete examples
  • Put in action important JSF frameworks, such as Apache MyFaces Core, Trinidad, Tomahawk, RichFaces Core, Sandbox and so on
  • Develop JSF projects under NetBeans/Glassfish v3 Prelude and Eclipse/JBoss AS
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible
Page Count 396
Course Length 11 hours 52 minutes
ISBN 9781847199522
Date Of Publication 7 Jun 2010


Anghel Leonard

Anghel Leonard is a Chief Technology Strategist with more than 20 years of experience in the Java ecosystem. In his daily work, he is focused on architecting and developing Java distributed applications that empower robust architectures, clean code, and high performance. He is also passionate about coaching, mentoring, and technical leadership. He is the author of several books, videos, and dozens of articles related to Java technologies.