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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

JavaServer Faces Technology Benefits

What Is a JavaServer Faces Application?

A Simple JavaServer Faces Application

Steps in the Development Process

Mapping the FacesServlet Instance

Creating the Pages

Declaring the Tag Libraries

Adding the view and form Tags

Adding a Label Component

Adding an Image

Adding a Text Field

Registering a Validator on a Text Field

Adding a Custom Message

Adding a Button

Displaying Error Messages

Defining Page Navigation

Configuring Error Messages

Developing the Beans

Adding Managed Bean Declarations

User Interface Component Model

User Interface Component Classes

Component Rendering Model

Conversion Model

Event and Listener Model

Validation Model

Navigation Model

Backing Beans

Creating a Backing Bean Class

Configuring a Bean

Using the Unified EL to Reference Backing Beans

The Life Cycle of a JavaServer Faces Page

Restore View Phase

Apply Request Values Phase

Process Validations Phase

Update Model Values Phase

Invoke Application Phase

Render Response Phase

Further Information about JavaServer Faces Technology

11.  Using JavaServer Faces Technology in JSP Pages

12.  Developing with JavaServer Faces Technology

13.  Creating Custom UI Components

14.  Configuring JavaServer Faces Applications

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



JavaServer Faces Technology User Interface

As shown in Figure 10-1, the user interface you create with JavaServer Faces technology (represented by myUI in the graphic) runs on the server and renders back to the client.

Figure 10-1 The UI Runs on the Server

Diagram shows a browser accessing the myform.jsp page using an HTTP Request and the server sending the rendered the HTML page using an HTTP Response.

The JSP page, myform.jsp, is a JavaServer Faces page, which is a JSP page that includes JavaServer Faces tags. It expresses the user interface components by using custom tags defined by JavaServer Faces technology. The UI for the web application (represented by myUI in the figure) manages the objects referenced by the JSP page. These objects include

  • The UI component objects that map to the tags on the JSP page

  • Any event listeners, validators, and converters that are registered on the components

  • The JavaBeans components that encapsulate the data and application-specific functionality of the components

This chapter gives an overview of JavaServer Faces technology. After going over some of the primary benefits of using JavaServer Faces technology and explaining what a JavaServer Faces application is, it describes a simple application and specifies which part of the application the developers of each role work on. It then describes the UI component model, the navigation model, and the backing bean features supported by JavaServer Faces technology. Finally, this chapter uses a page from a simple application to summarize the life cycle of a JavaServer Faces page.