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Core JavaServer by Cay Horstmann, David Geary

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

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Why JavaServer Faces?

Judging from the job advertisements at employment web sites, there are two popular techniques for developing web applications:

  • The “rapid development” style, in which you use a visual development environment, such as Microsoft ASP.NET

  • The “hard-core coding” style, in which you write lots of code to support a high-performance backend, such as Java EE (Java Enterprise Edition)

Development teams face a difficult ...

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