In this chapter, we will explore the Java application framework called JavaServer Faces (JSF). In addition to learning some of the new JSF classes, the advantages of the JSF architecture will be explained and the tutorials will demonstrate how quickly a JSF application can be generated with a minimal amount of coding.
We will also introduce Service Data Objects (SDO), database connections, and scripting variables and demonstrate the advantages and limitations of using these new tools for accessing databases.
At the end of this chapter, you should understand:
- The JSF framework
- Pagecode classes
- Database connections ...