From the Back Cover
JavaServer Faces (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, which 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 ofCore JavaServer(tm) Faceshas 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
Guidance on building robust applications with minimal hand coding and maximum productivity-without requiring any knowledge of servlets or other low-level “plumbing”
A complete explanation of the basic building blocks-from using standard JSF tags, to working with data tables, and converting and validating input
Coverage of advanced tasks, such as event handling, extending the JSF framework, and connecting to external services
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
Proven solutions, hints, tips, and “how-tos” show you how to use JSF effectively in your development projects
Core JavaServer(tm) Faces, Third Edition,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 servers, as well as servlet runners such as Tomcat 6.
About the Author
David Geary is president of Clarity Training Inc. (http://corewebdevelopment.com), a training and consulting company and is the author of eight books on Java technology, including the best-selling Graphic Java™ 2 series (1999), Advanced JavaServer Pages (2001), and Google™ Web Toolkit Solutions (2008), all from Prentice Hall. David is a member of the JSF expert group, a frequent speaker at many software conferences, a Java Champion, and is a three-time JavaOne Rock Star.
Cay S. Horstmann
is principal author of Core Java™ Volumes 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.