The Definitive Guide to Apache MyFaces and Facelets

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Apress, Sep 23, 2008 - Computers - 319 pages
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The Definitive Guide to Apache MyFaces and Facelets is an ideal reference if you're looking to develop real–world applications with the open-source lightweight Apache MyFaces and Dojo (the Ajax API). The book focuses less on theory and more on aspects like scalability, design, optimization, and configuration.

This book emphasizes meeting real–world requirements for performance and scalability. It includes lucid code samples that reflect the pattern being described. The “In the Trenches” sections in each chapter give you advice and recommendations based on actual experiences with each pattern. What’s more, the “Extreme Extensions” section at the end of each relevant chapter is dedicated to a “freestyle” expression of taking a particular pattern or set of patterns to the max. (This is a great way for you to learn because of the magnification effect.) This is also the first book to embrace the Dojo framework for Ajax.

Table of Contents
  1. An Introduction to JavaServer Faces
  2. The Tomahawk Project
  3. Facelets
  4. The Trinidad Project
  5. Conversations and Scoping with Orchestra
  6. Layouts and Themes with Tobago
  7. Anti-patterns and Pitfalls

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User Review  - twistedmind - LibraryThing

Very fine and readable book. Good to have when you start on developing using facelets. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Martin Marinschek has eight years of experience in Java Enterprise Edition and open-source technologies. He is a MyFaces PMC member and a popular speaker at major open source events such as JavaPolis and ApacheCon. Martin brings dynamism, experience, and innovation to the MyFaces project. Martin is the co-chief executive officer of Irian, a fast-growing consulting company focused on providing JSF solutions to customers.