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 JDJ articles starting with the "Rich
Internet Components with JavaServer Faces" (Vol. 10, issue 11), and design a
Google-like JDJ InputSuggest component.
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 developers to use our JDJ
InputSuggest component, we are going to use the Weblets open source project
Java archive (JAR) that represents our JSF component bundle.
Creating an AJAX-Enabled JSF Input... (more)
In an effort to provide developers with a productive environment, Oracle has
been working on a very rich UI component framework for several years. This
framework - ADF Faces - has now been donated to the open source community.
More precisely, it has been donated to the Apache Software Foundation and is
currently hosted in the Apache Incubator -
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/adffaces.html. Craig McClanahan is
mentoring the project during the Apache incubation. The Apache MyFaces
community is also involved in the project to assist with graduation from the
incubator, into t... (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 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 Applicat... (more)
In our previous JDJ article - Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces
- we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements
without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet
Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize
technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to provide application developers
with rich, interactive and reusable components.
In order to use AJAX and Mozilla XUL with JSF, component writers have to make
sure to provide any resource files need by these technologies, such as