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JavaServer® Faces 2.0: Essential Guide for Developers by Deepak Vohra

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INTRODUCTION

JavaServer® Faces (JSF) is a Java® specification for developing component-based user interfaces for Java EE applications. JSF establishes the standard for building server-side user interfaces. JSF is one of the most commonly used Web frameworks, if not the most commonly used. According to a Developer Productivity Report 2012 (http://zeroturnaround.com/rebellabs/developer-productivity-report-2012-java-tools-tech-devs-and-data/), JSF is ranked second of 10 Web frameworks. This book is based on the latest major version, JSF 2.0. One of the main differences from the previous version is that Facelets is the default view definition language in JSF 2.0 instead of JSP.

JSF 2.0 has introduced several new features. These include the following: ...

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