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Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6 by David Heffelfinger

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Chapter 4. Developing Web Applications using JavaServer Faces

In the previous two chapters we covered how to develop web applications in Java using Servlets and JSPs. Although a lot of applications have been written using these APIs, most modern Java applications are written using some kind of web application framework. As of Java EE 5, the standard framework for building web applications is Java Server Faces (JSF). In this chapter we will see how using JSF can simplify web application development.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Creating a JSF project with NetBeans

  • Generating a form to capture user data by draging a JSF form from the NetBeans palette into our page

  • Laying out JSF tags by taking advantage of the JSF <h:panelGrid> ...

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