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Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform by Geertjan Wielenga, Jaroslav Tulach, Tim Boudreau

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Chapter NineteenWeb Frameworks

19.1. Introduction

A Web framework is a set of development and runtime constructs that simplify Web development. Examples include Java Server Faces (JSF) and Struts. Instead of hand-coding a Web application’s navigation and validation, you can use a framework that provides this kind of standard infrastructure out of the box. Many different frameworks exist, but the approach to supporting them in the IDE is the same.

When you add support for a Web framework in the IDE, you provide tools such as wizards and extensions to the Source Editor. For example, the IDE’s support for the Struts framework includes a wizard that creates a Struts action. Such tools simplify and speed up the creation of the framework’s artifacts. ...

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