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Part I Introduction

1.  Overview

2.  Using the Tutorial Examples

Part II The Web Tier

3.  Getting Started with Web Applications

4.  Java Servlet Technology

5.  JavaServer Pages Technology

6.  JavaServer Pages Documents

7.  JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library

8.  Custom Tags in JSP Pages

9.  Scripting in JSP Pages

10.  JavaServer Faces Technology

11.  Using JavaServer Faces Technology in JSP Pages

12.  Developing with JavaServer Faces Technology

13.  Creating Custom UI Components

Application Configuration Resource File

Configuring Beans

Using the managed-bean Element

Initializing Properties Using the managed-property Element

Referencing a Java Enum Type

Referencing an Initialization Parameter

Initializing Map Properties

Initializing Array and List Properties

Initializing Managed Bean Properties

Initializing Maps and Lists

Registering Custom Error Messages

Registering Custom Localized Static Text

Registering a Custom Validator

Registering a Custom Converter

Configuring Navigation Rules

Registering a Custom Renderer with a Render Kit

Registering a Custom Component

Basic Requirements of a JavaServer Faces Application

Configuring an Application with a Deployment Descriptor

Identifying the Servlet for Life Cycle Processing

Specifying a Path to an Application Configuration Resource File

Specifying Where State Is Saved

Encrypting Client State

Restricting Access to JavaServer Faces Components

Turning On Validation of XML Files

Verifying Custom Objects

Including the Required JAR Files

Including the Classes, Pages, and Other Resources

15.  Internationalizing and Localizing Web Applications

Part III Web Services

16.  Building Web Services with JAX-WS

17.  Binding between XML Schema and Java Classes

18.  Streaming API for XML

19.  SOAP with Attachments API for Java

Part IV Enterprise Beans

20.  Enterprise Beans

21.  Getting Started with Enterprise Beans

22.  Session Bean Examples

23.  A Message-Driven Bean Example

Part V Persistence

24.  Introduction to the Java Persistence API

25.  Persistence in the Web Tier

26.  Persistence in the EJB Tier

27.  The Java Persistence Query Language

Part VI Services

28.  Introduction to Security in the Java EE Platform

29.  Securing Java EE Applications

30.  Securing Web Applications

31.  The Java Message Service API

32.  Java EE Examples Using the JMS API

33.  Transactions

34.  Resource Connections

35.  Connector Architecture

Part VII Case Studies

36.  The Coffee Break Application

37.  The Duke's Bank Application

Part VIII Appendixes

A.  Java Encoding Schemes

B.  About the Authors



Chapter 14

Configuring JavaServer Faces Applications

The responsibilities of the application architect include the following:

  • Registering back-end objects with the application so that all parts of the application have access to them

  • Configuring backing beans and model beans so that they are instantiated with the proper values when a page makes reference to them

  • Defining navigation rules for each of the pages in the application so that the application has a smooth page flow

  • Packaging the application to include all the pages, objects, and other files so that the application can be deployed on any compliant container

This chapter explains how to perform all the responsibilities of the application architect.