Core JavaServer Faces

David Geary • Cay Horstmann

Third Edition

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From the Back Cover

JSF is the standard Java EE technology for building web user interfaces. It provides a powerful framework for developing server-side applications, allowing you to cleanly separate visual presentation and application logic. JSF 2.0 is a major upgrade that not only adds many useful features but also greatly simplifies the programming model, by using annotations and “convention over configuration” for common tasks.

To help you quickly tap into the power of JSF 2.0, the third edition of Core JavaServer Faces has been completely updated to make optimum use of all the new features. The book includes three totally new chapters on using Facelets tags for templating, building composite components, and developing Ajax applications.

Without requiring any knowledge of servlets or other low-level “plumbing” , Geary and Horstmann show you how to build robust applications with minimal handcoding and maximum productivity.

The first half of the book thoroughly explains the basic building blocks from using standard JSF tags, to working with data tables, and converting and validating input.

Advanced tasks such as event handling, extending the JSF framework, and connecting to external services are covered in the second half of the book. The final chapter provides solutions to a variety of common challenges, including notes on debugging and troubleshooting, in addition to implementation details and working code for features that are missing from JSF.

The third edition also features more proven solutions, hints, tips, and "how-tos" that show you how to use JSF effectively in your development projects.

Core JavaServer Faces provides everything you need to master the powerful and time-saving features of JSF 2.0 and is the perfect guide for programmers developing Java EE 6 web apps on Glassfish or another Java EE 6 compliant application server, as well as servlet runners such as Tomcat 6.

About the Authors

David Geary is president of Clarity Training Inc., a training and consulting company and is the author of eight books on Java technology, including the best-selling Graphic Java™ 2 series, Advanced JavaServer Pages, and Google™ Web Toolkit Solutions. David is a member of the JSF expert group, a Java Champion, and a three-time JavaOne Rock Star.

Cay S. Horstmann is principal author of Core Java Vol. I & II, Eighth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2008). Cay is a professor of computer science at San Jose State University, a Java Champion, and a frequent speaker at computer industry conferences.