JavaServer Faces (JSF) is a technology that helps you build user interfaces for dynamic Web applications that run on the server. The JavaServer Faces framework manages UI states across server requests and offers a simple model for the development of server-side events that are activated by the client. JSF is consistent and easy to use. JSF is a standard defined by JSR 127.
This chapter presents an overview of the JSF framework and how it works. Analyzing a simple JSF application, we will present the main items that compose a JSF application. We will also talk about the specifics of JSF running in WebSphere Portal and how to migrate JSF applications to WebSphere Portal.
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