Sunday, May 20, 2007

Introduction to Java Server Faces

Java Server Faces (JSF) simplifies the development of User Interfaces in a typical Web application. It provides a Component-based Pluggable Architecture for developing and representing User Interface Components. Also bundled with JSF is a whole set of various new features like Event Handling Mechanism, Page Navigation, Input Validation and Conversion. This article provides an overview about JSF Framework and the various core elements that form the basis for a JSF Framework. It then provides a detailed overview about the various phases in the JSF Request Processing Life-cycle. Explained further is the structure of the JSF Configuration File. And finally the article is concluded by providing a sample application that demonstrates the various new full article