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.

Zubin Wadia has seven years of experience in Java EE and .NET technologies. His experiences with enterprise content management, workflow, imaging, compression, and security allow him to appreciate a powerful framework that offers a high-degree of flexibility and efficiency. In 2005, Zubin designed and deployed an award-winning solution for a criminal justice agency in the government space, leveraging next-generation technologies such as Ajax, Hibernate, Spring, BPEL, and, of course, MyFaces. His focus is on architecting an enterprise-wide contract management platform for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Zubin is chief technology officer at ImageWork Technologies, a leading government systems integrator on the East Coast.

Dennis Byrne works for ThoughtWorks, a global consultancy with a focus on end-to-end agile software development of mission critical systems. Dennis is a committer and PMC member for Apache MyFaces. He is also an experienced public speaker and a committer for JBoss JSFUnit.

Hazem Saleh has four years of experience in Java EE and open-source technologies. He is a MyFaces committer. He is the initiator of many components in MyFaces Tomahawk sandbox such as CAPTCHA, pdfExport, media, passwordStrength and others. He is also a yui4jsf committer. He is now working for IBM Egypt as a staff engineer.