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How to Build a Simple JavaServer Faces Application

 
Muhammad Saifuddin
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hello ranchers,

new in JSF, like to read and work on this Framework but still I don't have any idea some things are not very clear to me I am trying to create some example to get the idea about it but still confuse.

Please help me out.. where do I start learning JSF.
 
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The easy answer for me is.. just buy the book..

Actually, to learn JSF, I think first its important to have a pretty good understanding of J2EE Web technology to start out with. This means that you understand what Servlets, JSP, Tag libraries are... Knowing how a Web app is configued - i.e. web.xml etc..

Then when approaching JSF for the first time a good book will no doubt help. We offer a very straight forward approach to getting familiar with JSF by first explaining the goals of JSF and where it fits into the bigger world of enterprise Web development in Chapter 1. Chapter 2 then provides a very simple registration example which is basically a classical form submit example used in many different Web intro tutorials. After that, it's merely a matter of understanding the finer points of JSF such as its lifecycle, event model and its navigation model..
Part 1 of the book concludes with a much more comprehensive example with a more advanced (but not too advanced) example application which ties in all the concepts presented in the first 8 chapters.

And of course there's plenty of Web resources - where you can download implementations, download IDEs, components etc...

Have fun!
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Originally posted by Chris Schalk:
The easy answer for me is.. just buy the book..

Actually, to learn JSF, I think first its important to have a pretty good understanding of J2EE Web technology to start out with. This means that you understand what Servlets, JSP, Tag libraries are... Knowing how a Web app is configued - i.e. web.xml etc..
-Chris


Sounds like a book I'm after!

How deep we should know Servlet, JSP, Tag Lib? haven't used much them in my job.

thanks
 
Chris Schalk
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Originally posted by Tony Keith:


Sounds like a book I'm after!

How deep we should know Servlet, JSP, Tag Lib? haven't used much them in my job.

thanks


I would say that you should at least know what they are and perhaps some basic prior experience in developing with them. If you are totally new to J2EE Web development I would also suggest getting a JSP/servlet oriented book or two.
-Chris
 
Muhammad Saifuddin
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Thanks for your help but rigth now these chapters are not available in my college library ;)

Thanks,
[ September 14, 2006: Message edited by: Saif Uddin ]
 
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If you want a good overview of JSF and want to see how easy it can be to develop a simple JSF app, I suggest you go and have a look at:

JSF For Nonbelievers

If you like the look of JSF, then you should probably buy a book to help you learn more. I'll let others recommend books ;)
 
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