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Mastering XPages: A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language by Tony McGuckin, Mark Wallace, Martin Donnelly

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Chapter 5. XPages and JavaServer Faces

As mentioned in the beginning of this book, XPages evolved from a previous runtime technology called XFaces. XFaces was conceived as a way for IBM to provide a universal user-interface programming model that could be adopted across its diverse portfolio of application development platforms. As a runtime technology, it needed to cater to developers of differing skill sets, such as Java/J2EE developers, Domino developers, and so forth. These categorizations are not mutually exclusive, and many organizations contain developers with both sets of skills who might be working on the same projects. In fact, many such developers want to choose which tools to use based on the task they need to accomplish at any given ...

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