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mara thamizhan
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Dear dudes,
Currently i'm working in JSF technology in which i'm a novice .
And by the end of this year i.e. 7 months from now i want to be proficient & confident in this technology so that i can handle my project with ease & also i can mentor some resources.

What i want to know is that
1) what are the best books available in the market currently for novices in JSF technology ( Like Head First Java for java)

2) what are the major features in JSF i shouldnot miss out

3) Is there any CDs or DVD's or seminar materials available on this topic.

4) Any particular JSF gurus

I can at the maximum spend two hours a day for mastering JSF, as i'm involved in the project.
All the valuable suggestion are welcome.

Regards.
 
Paul Michael
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1. Last time I checked Core JSF 2nd Ed (covers JSF 1.2) was still the best JSF book out there
2. Uhmm you should probably be able to take advantage of creating your own custom components. AJAX4JSF is also neat.
3. I'm not aware of any DVD materials/seminars
4. Rick Hightower and Cay Horstmann (of Core JSF) are probably among the gurus you might want to look for
 
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could anyone please reply?
 
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Thanks michael,
I'll be pleased if you clarify some more doubts

1) what about the other JSF books available out there like
Mastering Java Server Faces and how the book you have specified stands out from the rest

2) what is your preferred strategy in mastering JSF and also remember that i cannot spend more time on learning as i want to perform in my project

3)Why you haven't mentioned about any of the important JSF concepts like

UI components
Renderers
Backing beans
validators
converters
Navigation
Event handling
Expression language


Awaiting for your suggestion
 
mara thamizhan
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what about the books java ranchers follow?
 
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1) We used Core JSF 2nd Edition (2007) extensively in our office and I think it was enough to see us through the project. You might want to checkout the reviews from Amazon and see what the other readers have to say about the currently available JSF books.

Mastering JSF, I think is an old JSF book (2004). If you're not concerned about the version, you can probably also give it a try.

2) I am no master of JSF but I think, it would help a lot to code, code, code.

3) If you try writing custom components, you will discover that almost all of the concepts you mentioned are required, so it's really a good measure of testing your understanding of JSF.

Hope this helps.
[ May 14, 2008: Message edited by: Paul Michael ]
 
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