Chapter 2. Quick Start with JBoss RichFaces
In this chapter, you'll set up all the tools you'll be using for building RichFaces applications. Then you will build an application that will cover a majority of RichFaces concepts. You will then build on the application to demonstrate other RichFaces features and concepts. After finishing this chapter, you should feel pretty comfortable using RichFaces on your own.
Setting Up Your Development Environment
Although it's possible to build a JSF application with just Notepad (or vi), it's not the best option. You want an IDE that will help you with development, such as by providing content assist, wizards, validation, and more. Many tools on the market today can help you build a JSF/RichFaces application. ...