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Backing Beans and CDI Beans

 
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Hi All,

I am new to JSF and i have started JSF 2.0 recently. I am currently referring to Core Java Server Faces Edition 3.

I was at chapter 2 which is called Managed Beans and i came across some statements which made me confused. Any help
in their context will be highly appreciated.

-It says the term backing bea and the definition is sometimes it is convinient to design a bean that contains some or all component objects
of a web-form. Such a bean is called a backing bean. This backing bean (JavaBean) contains properties that are bound to either component value or
component instance. My question is

1- What does it mean by binding component value or component instance? What's the basic difference?
2- Secondly it tells something about CDI beans. It says that, it is good to use CDI beans rather then backing beans when you deploy your application
in a web-server. My question is why should i use CDI, when my managed bean is managed by the framework itself and this CDI bean configuration
i have to write somewhere. Why should i take this hassle?

Another thing, am i following right path by using Core Java Server Faces, because it is updated for JSF 2.0. Any other tutorials or pointers will be
appreciated as well.

Best Regards,
 
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Hi Prithvi,
Even i'm new to JSF after going through your questions and found these links are helpful ( IMO).. Let me know your views

http://www.jaininaveen.com/?page_id=136
http://blogs.sun.com/enterprisetechtips/entry/using_cdi_and_dependency_injection

Regards,

Ashok
 
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Hi Ashok,

They seem to be pretty nice links and i have checked one of them. Still i am pretty much a novice in JSF development so many things
i am not able to understand but some basic difference is concluded in my head though.

I think so to understand the basic difference, we should clearly understand the JSF life-cyle. Very good link is JSFLifeCycle
It has made me understand a certain things and then i referred back to the first link you provided me. I am not able to get what he is
trying to say in value binding thing. I guess either he has written it a bit complex or the context of sentences is not right.

What are your opinions?

Ashok, i have found a good discussion about Managed Beans VS Backing Beans on this forum.
Have a look at it too. Seriously so many things to learn

Best Regards,
 
Ashok A Kumar
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Hi Prithvi,
Gone through the links that you've provided, Really heplful and informative, I believe understanding JSF is not easy, .. WE have long way to go.. Keep me posted on good links and tutorials on JSF....


Wish you all success... javascript:emoticon('');

Ashok
 
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Hi Ashok,

I fairly agree with you learning JSF is not easy. It takes a bit of time to understand its concepts. Why can't we both make a roadmap learning
JSF and complete things as a team? Let me know about your views.

Best Regards,
 
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