This book will teach you everything you need to know to build appealing web interfaces with Apache MyFaces and maintain your code in a pragmatic way. It describes all the steps that are involved in building a user interface with Apache MyFaces. This includes building templates and composition components with Facelets, using all sorts of specialized components from the Tomahawk and Trinidad component sets and adding validation with MyFaces Extensions Validator.
The book uses a step-by-step approach and contains a lot of tips based on experience of the MyFaces libraries in real-world projects. Throughout the book an example scenario is used to work towards a fully functional application when the book is finished.
This step-by-step guide will help you to build a fully functional and powerful application.
What you will learn from this book
Create appealing and easy-to-use templates with Facelets
Assure reusability of your code by constructing composition components
Build consistent looking and usable pages using Trinidad components
Use the advanced components from the Tomahawk library, that go way beyond the JSF standard
Create dynamic applications that fit the corporate style and color scheme of your company by using the extensive skinning capabilities of Trinidad
Prevent the duplication of validation rules by adding JPA annotation-based validation with ExtVal
Optimize your JSF application in terms of performance and page size
The book is written as a step-by-step, example-driven tutorial designed to be worked through step by step working on the example code as you learn. A fun example scenario is used throughout the book and of course all source code is available to download from the author's web site. The book is packed with tips and tricks, based on experience with MyFaces in real-life projects.
Who this book is written for
This book is intended for Java developers who want to develop web frontends for their enterprise applications using Apache MyFaces as JSF implementation. Some basic knowledge of JSF is expected.