In the previous section, we learnt how to create a Course Management application by using JDBC and JSTL. In this section, we will build the same application using JPA and JSF. We have seen how to create a web application using JSF in Chapter 2, Creating a Simple JEE Web Application. We will use much of this learning in this section.
As mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, JPA is an ORM framework, which is now part of the JEE specification. At the time of writing, it is in version 2.1.
We will learn a lot about JPA as we develop our application.
Create a Maven project called
CourseManagementJPA with the group ID
packt.book.jee_eclipse and the artefact ID
CourseManagementJPA. Eclipse JEE has great tools ...