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  • Understand the fundamentals of Seam and why Seam is different from many other web frameworks
  • Develop web applications using the Facelets viewing technology as an advanced replacement for JSF
  • Test all aspects of a Seam application including testing web pages and Seam components
  • Utilize the RichFaces library for developing advanced, rich user interfaces including AJAX technologies for an improved user experience
  • Develop persistent applications using the Java Persistence API (JPA)
  • Build conversational web applications that can run over multiple browser windows and tabs without worrying about storing session data
  • Secure applications using role-based security, CAPTCHA, and OpenId
  • Easily use Facelets to render data as HTML/PDF/RTF/email
  • Use JBoss Tools to rapidly enhance your developer productivity

The Seam framework from JBoss allows developers to use JSF, Facelets, EJB, and JPA to write conversational web applications. But you will first have to learn how these standard technologies are integrated using Seam and how they can be built upon using additional Seam components. If you need to build a Java web application fast, but don't have time to learn all these complex features, then this book is for you.

The book provides a practical approach to developing Seam applications highlighting good development practices. It provides a complete walk through to develop Web applications using Seam, Facelets, and RichFaces and explains how to deploy them to the JBoss Application Server. You can start using key aspects of the Seam framework immediately because this book builds on them chapter by chapter, finally ending with details of enterprise functionality such as PDF report generation and event frameworks.

First, the book introduces you to the fundamentals of Seam applications, describing topics such as Injection, Outjection and Bijection. You will understand the Facelets framework, AJAX, database persistence, and advanced Seam concepts through the many examples in the book.

The book takes a practical approach throughout to describing the technologies and tools involved. You will add functionality to Seam applications after you learn how to use the Seam Generator RAD tools and how to customize and fully test application functionality. Hints and tips are provided along the way of how to use Seam and the JBoss Application Server.

  • Develop rich web applications using Seam 2.x, Facelets, and RichFaces and deploy them on the JBoss Application Server
  • Integrate standard technologies like JSF, Facelets, EJB, and JPA with Seam and build on them using additional Seam components
  • Informative and practical approach to development with fully working examples and source code for each chapter of the book
Page Count 300
Course Length 9 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781847195920
Date Of Publication 26 Apr 2009


David Salter

David Salter is an enterprise software developer and architect who has been developing software professionally since 1991. His relationship with Java goes right back to the beginning, when he used Java 1.0 to write desktop applications and applets for interactive websites. He has been developing enterprise Java applications using both Java EE (and J2EE) and open source solutions since 2001. He has also written NetBeans IDE 8 Cookbook and Seam 2.x Web Development and coauthored Building SOA-Based Composite Applications Using NetBeans IDE 6, all by Packt Publishing.