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Practical RichFaces by Max Katz

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Chapter 1. Introduction

In this first chapter, I'll give you a quick introduction to RichFaces. JBoss RichFaces is a rich component library that works on top of standard JSF. Although having a good knowledge of JSF is a prerequisite before reading this book, I'll give you a quick overview of JSF here so that you can smoothly transition to RichFaces. Let's get started by looking briefly at the raison d'etre for RichFaces.

What Is JSF?

JSF is a Java framework for building browser-based user interfaces (UIs) out of reusable components. The emphasis here is on UI components. You won't be dealing with the markup (HTML) directly as you are probably used to doing, because JSF components will provide all the necessary user interface widgets to build the ...

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