This article is based on, and contains excerpts from, the book Pro JSF:
Building Rich Internet Components by Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows, published
by Apress. Book is now available on fine bookstores and Amazon as
of February 25, 2006.
JavaServer Faces (JSF) standardizes the server-side component model for Web
application development but doesn't standardize the presentation layer at the
browser. In a series of articles we are going to look at how JSF can fulfill
new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer
productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA).
It's always the end user who feels the effect of any chosen technology,
especially at the presentation layer. The end-user experience should be top
priority for any developer building applications, whether they are Web
applications or desktop applications. En... (more)
There's a common misconception among many end users, consumers, and
developers that AJAX is the ultimate solution for the Web and that it can
provide all the same functionality as a rich desktop solution. Sure, AJAX can
cover most of our expectations for a rich client, mimicking functionality
provided by a desktop application, but there's still one area that has yet to
be fully integrated scalable server-initiated message delivery.
With server-initiated message delivery, all end users of a particular
application are simultaneously notified of any changes to the application
In our last article - "JSF and AJAX" (JDJ, Vol. 11, issue 1) - we discussed
how JavaServer Faces component writers can take advantage of the new Weblets
Open Source project (http://weblets.dev.java.net) to serve resources such as
without impacting the application developer.
In this article we'll address the need to fetch data using AJAX with
JavaServer Faces (JSF) components. The most common use cases for fetching
data with AJAX are to populate dropdown lists and add type-ahead
functionality in text fi... (more)
One of the 2006 Soccer World Cup highlights must surely be the Trinidad and
Tobago versus Sweden game. The underdogs Trinidad and Tobago managed to push
off the onslaught from the Swedish team. The game ended 0-0, which was for
the people of Trinidad and Tobago a divine experience - their teams very
first World Cup point!
So, you are, of course, asking yourself: What are these guys talking about?
The question you should ask yourself is: Is Trinidad and Tobago going to be a
success in the Java EE world as well? With the addition of project Trinidad
to the Apache MyFaces community... (more)
This is our last article in a series of four that have been introducing the
concepts of creating AJAX-enabled JavaServer Faces (JSF) components. In this
article we are going to summarize and encapsulate the concepts that were
introduced in the three previous articles starting with the "Rich Internet
Components with JavaServer Faces", and design a Google-like InputSuggest
We will show you how to use Mabon to create a simple and powerful input
component with built-in suggest functionality similar to what Google Suggest
provides. To make it easy for application developer... (more)