Overview

JavaServer Faces, or JSF, brings a component-based model to web application development that's similar to the model that's been used in standalone GUI applications for years. The technology builds on the experience gained from Java Servlets, JavaServer Pages, and numerous commercial and open source web application frameworks that simplify the development process.

In JavaServer Faces, developers learn how to use this new framework to build real-world web applications. The book ...

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Overview

JavaServer Faces, or JSF, brings a component-based model to web application development that's similar to the model that's been used in standalone GUI applications for years. The technology builds on the experience gained from Java Servlets, JavaServer Pages, and numerous commercial and open source web application frameworks that simplify the development process.

In JavaServer Faces, developers learn how to use this new framework to build real-world web applications. The book contains everything you'll need: how to construct the HTML on the front end; how to create the user interface components that connect the front end to your business objects; how to write a back-end that's JSF-friendly; and how to create the deployment descriptors that tie everything together.

JavaServer Faces pays particular attention to simple tasks that are easily ignored, but crucial to any real application: working with tablular data, for example, or enabling and disabling buttons. And this book doesn't hide from the trickier issues, like creating custom components or creating renderers for different presentation layers. Whether you're experienced with JSF or a just starting out, you'll find everything you need to know about this technology in this book.

Topics covered include:

  • The JSF environment
  • Creating and rendering components
  • Validating input
  • Handling user-generated events
  • Controlling page navigation
  • Working with tabular data
  • Internationalization
  • Integration between JSF and Struts
  • Developing custom renderers and custom components
JavaServer Faces is a complete guide to the crucial new JSF technology. If you develop web applications, JSF belongs in your toolkit, and this book belongs in your library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449378950
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/22/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Hans Bergsten is the founder of Gefion Software, a company focused on Java services and products based on the J2EE technlogies. Hans has been an active participant in the working groups for both the servlet and JSP specifications from the time they were formed. He also contributes to other related JCP specifications, such as JSP Standard Tag Libraries (JSTL), and helped get the development of the Apache Tomcat reference implementation for servlet and JSP started as one of the initial members of the Apache Jakarta Project Management Committee.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introducing JavaServer faces 1
2 JSF development process overview 11
3 Setting up the JSF environment 21
4 Servlet and JavaServer pages basics 32
5 Developing the business logic and setting up authentication 64
6 Creating and rendering components 85
7 Validating input 115
8 Handling events 138
9 Controlling navigation 158
10 Working with tabular data 169
11 Internationalization 193
12 Odds and ends 212
13 Developing custom renderers and other pluggable classes 246
14 Developing custom components 274
15 Developing a custom presentation layer 306
A Standard JSF tag libraries 329
B JSF expression language reference 380
C Standard JSF components and render kits 387
D Infrastructure API reference 479
E JSF configuration file reference 537
F Web application structure and deployment descriptor reference 550
Index 573
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