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Things I don't like in JSF  RSS feed

 
Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi.
It is great to have James Holmes , Chris Schalk and Ed Burns here ! Hello Hello !
My primary question : What is the real power of JSF ? Where do you see JSF in the next couple of years ?
While I think JSF is the easiest componenet-based framework to learn and the fastest the build with (comparing it to Tapestry and Wicket) , but somehow , I didn't find this framework is joyfull.
I don't know but I didn't like the idea of building the view solely using special JSF markup , it makes so hard to build JSF views by hand (well, I know that JSF is built with visual IDE in mind , but what about cases that someone has no IDE ?)
And I didn't like the absence of GET method (this is the web after all, we like to see some extra chars after the URL).
Contrary , I find Tapestry and Wicket are much more intuitive frameworks.
Please don't get me wrong, I really respect all the efforts behind JSF developing (it is really hard to build such a framework) and I hope it we be better than now (Shale seems promising).
Thanks.
 
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John,
I see JSF continuing to grow in its adoption, however there will always be alternatives in the enterprise Java/OS world.

Although JSF is supported by a number of IDEs, there's no problem with building Faces apps purely from scratch without an IDE. Chapter 2 actually steps through this exact process.

Actually you're doing exactly the right thing and kicking the tires on JSF and seeing if it works for you. If it does, great! If not, that's okay too.
 
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