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8. Backing Beans

Bauke Scholtz and Arjan Tijms2

(1)Willemstad, Curaçao

(2)Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

The “backing bean ” is a JSF-specific concept. It represents the sole JavaBean class which is ultimately used as a “managed bean ” responsible for providing data, actions, and/or UI (User Interface ) components in a JSF page.

Model, View, or Controller?

JSF (JavaServer Faces ) is a MVC (model-view-controller ) framework . It’s a widely used architectural design pattern for software applications which has its roots in desktop application development.1

In a JSF framework’s point of view, ...

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