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Java EE 6 Development with NetBeans 7 by David R. Heffelfinger

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Chapter 4. Developing Web Applications using JavaServer Faces 2.0

In the previous two chapters we covered how to develop web applications in Java using Servlets and JSPs. Although a lot of legacy applications have been written using these APIs, most modern Java web applications are written using some kind of web application framework. 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
  • Laying out JSF tags by taking advantage of the JSF<h:panelGrid> tag
  • Using static and dynamic navigation to define navigation between pages
  • Using the NetBeans New JSF ...

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