Chapter 7. RIA and other web frameworks


This chapter covers
  • Communicating with the server with Ajax
  • Event handling with Dojo
  • The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and JavaServer Faces (JSF) web frameworks


In the last chapter, we discussed how the Roo custom tag libraries add dynamic behaviors such as client-side validation, and how you could customize the form elements, messages, layout, and look and feel of your web pages.

In this chapter you’ll learn how to work with more advanced web frameworks in Roo. You’ll set up a simple Ajax interaction using the Dojo Toolkit and Spring MVC’s Ajax support. Then we’ll discuss some of the other web platforms available to Roo developers today via add-ons: Google Web Toolkit, Vaadin, and JSF.

7.1. JavaScript ...

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