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  • Copyright 2007
  • Dimensions: 7 X 9-1/4
  • Pages: 768
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-234346-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-234346-6

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JavaServer Faces (JSF) is quickly emerging as the leading solution for rapid user interface development in Java-based server-side applications. Now, Core JavaServer™ Faces–the #1 guide to JSF–has been thoroughly updated in this second edition, covering the latest feature enhancements, the powerful Ajax development techniques, and open source innovations that make JSF even more valuable.

Authors David Geary and Cay Horstmann delve into all facets of JSF 1.2 development, offering systematic best practices for building robust applications, minimizing handcoding, and maximizing productivity. Drawing on unsurpassed insider knowledge of the Java platform, they present solutions, hints, tips, and “how-tos” for writing superior JSF 1.2 production code, even if you’re new to JSF, JavaServer Pages™, or servlets.

The second edition’s extensive new coverage includes: JSF 1.2’s improved alignment with the broader Java EE 5 platform; enhancements to the JSF APIs; controlling Web flow with Shale; and using Facelets to replace JSP with XHTML markup. The authors also introduce Ajax development with JSF–from real-time validation and Direct Web Remoting to wrapping Ajax in JSF components and using the popular Ajax4jsf framework.

This book will help you

  • Automate low-level details and eliminate unnecessary complexity in server-side development
  • Discover JSF best practices, ranging from effective UI design and style sheets to internationalization
  • Use JSF with Tiles to build consistent, reusable user interfaces
  • Leverage external services such as databases, LDAP directories, authentication/authorization, and Web services
  • Use JBoss Seam to greatly simplify development of database-backed applications
  • Implement custom components, converters, and validators
  • Master the JSF 1.2 tag libararies, and extend JSF with additional tag libraries


Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Managed Beans
Chapter 3: Navigation
Chapter 4: Standard JSF Tags
Chapter 5: Data Tables
Chapter 6: Conversion and Validation
Chapter 7: Event Handling
Chapter 8: Subviews and Tiles
Chapter 9: Custom Components, Converters, and Validators
Chapter 10: External Services
Chapter 11: Ajax
Chapter 12: Open Source
Chapter 13: How Do I . . .

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Table of Contents

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

Chapter 1: Getting Started 2

Why JavaServer Faces? 3

Software Installation 4

A Simple Example 6

Sample Application Analysis 12

Development Environments for JSF 21

JSF Framework Services 28

Behind the Scenes 30

Chapter 2: Managed Beans 36

Definition of a Bean 37

Message Bundles 42

A Sample Application 46

Backing Beans 53

Bean Scopes 54

Configuring Beans 57

The Syntax of Value Expressions 64

Chapter 3: Navigation 70

Static Navigation 71

Dynamic Navigation 73

Advanced Navigation Issues 84

Chapter 4: Standard JSF Tags 90

An Overview of the JSF Core Tags 92

An Overview of the JSF HTML Tags 94

Forms 103

Text Fields and Text Areas 108

Buttons and Links 119

Selection Tags 130

Messages 157

Panels 163

Chapter 5: Data Tables 170

The Data Table Tag—h:dataTable 171

A Simple Table 173

Headers, Footers, and Captions 178

JSF Components 182

Editing Table Cells 186

Styles 189

Database Tables 191

Table Models 197

Scrolling Techniques 214

Chapter 6: Conversion and Validation 218

Overview of the Conversion and Validation Process 219

Using Standard Converters 221

Using Standard Validators 233

Programming with Custom Converters and Validators 240

Chapter 7: Event Handling 266

Life Cycle Events 268

Value Change Events 269

Action Events 275

Event Listener Tags 285

Immediate Components 287

Passing Data from the UI to the Server 291

Phase Events 295

Putting It All Together 303

Chapter 8: Subviews and Tiles 314

Common Layouts 315

A Book Viewer and a Library 316

The Book Viewer 318

Content Inclusion in the Book Viewer 328

The Library 339

Chapter 9: Custom Components, Converters, and Validators 354

Classes for Implementing Custom Components 356

Encoding: Generating Markup 362

Decoding: Processing Request Values 366

Implementing Custom Component Tags 372

Revisiting the Spinner 387

Encoding JavaScript to Avoid Server Roundtrips 404

Using Child Components and Facets 408

Implementing Custom Converters and Validators 432

Chapter 10: External Services 450

Database Access with JDBC 451

Configuring a Data Source 457

An Introduction to LDAP 473

Managing Configuration Information 483

Container-Managed Authentication and Authorization 505

Using Web Services 516

Chapter 11: Ajax 528

Ajax Fundamentals 530

JavaScript Libraries 533

Form Completion 534

Realtime Validation 537

Propagating Client-Side View State 542

Direct Web Remoting 543

Ajax Components 546

Ajax4jsf 554

Chapter 12: Open Source 570

Web Flow—Shale 572

Alternate View Technologies—Facelets 585

EJB Integration—Seam 596

Chapter 13: How Do I . . . 610

Web User Interface Design 611

Validation 658

Programming 669

Debugging and Logging 684

Index 699


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