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The Definitive Guide to JSF in Java EE 8: Building Web Applications with JavaServer Faces by Arjan Tijms, Bauke Scholtz

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© Bauke Scholtz, Arjan Tijms 2018

Bauke Scholtz and Arjan Tijms, The Definitive Guide to JSF in Java EE 8, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3387-0_15

15. Extensions

Bauke Scholtz and Arjan Tijms2

(1)Willemstad, Curaçao

(2)Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

If there is one single element or virtue of JSF (JavaServer Faces) to which we can attribute its lasting for so long, it’s probably its ability to be extended in a large variety of ways. From the onset JSF made it possibly to have most of its core elements replaced, decorated, or augmented.

This gave rise to a large number of extension libraries and projects. In the very early days these were A4J (Ajax4JSF), Tomahawk, RichFaces, the stand-alone Facelets project, PrettyFaces, and many, many ...

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