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Seam in Action by Dan Allen

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Chapter 7. The conversation: Seam’s unit of work

This chapter covers

  • Managing state with a conversation
  • Controlling long-running conversations
  • Switching between workspaces
  • Defining stateful page flows

Seam helps establish a rich user experience by stretching the boundaries of a unit of work to cover a use case—a determinate interchange between the user and the application. In this chapter, you’ll learn how Seam’s conversation context can host the working set of data needed to support this interchange. Seam’s conversation is contrasted with traditional state management techniques, demonstrating how it both relieves the burden of handling this task and gives multipage interactions a formal representation in a web application. Conversations ...

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