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What is JavaServer Faces?
Posted on June 12, 2003 at 12:00 AM in General.

JavaServer Faces (JSF) is a framework for building web-based user interfaces in Java. Like Swing, it provides a set of standard widgets (...

Is it available now?
Posted on January 20, 2003 at 10:00 PM in General.
JavaServer Faces v1.2 has been out for a couple of years, and 2.0 is now available....
How can I use it?
Posted on June 12, 2003 at 12:00 AM in General.

All Faces applications are standard Java web applications, as defined by the Servlet API. This means that they require an installed...

How is JavaServer Faces licensed? Is it free or open source?
Posted on July 28, 2003 at 12:00 AM in General.

JSF was developed through the Java Community Process, and like any other Java Specification Request (JSR), there are two primary pi...

I'm starting a new development project. Should I use JSF?
Posted on November 12, 2003 at 12:00 AM in General.

JSF is definitely a viable choice for any new web development project. It's quite a powerful web user interface framework with a lot of industry backing. And if th...

Does JSF support visual designers in IDEs?
Posted on June 12, 2003 at 12:00 AM in General.

Yes, it does. With some IDEs, you can get the features you expect with visual Swing or Visual Basic editors. This includes property editors, vis...

Which vendors are supporting JSF?
Posted on November 12, 2004 at 12:00 AM in General.

Currently, Sun is responsible for the reference implementation, which will work with any standard servlet container. They also support JSF in...

Is JSF part of Java EE?
Posted on June 12, 2003 at 12:00 AM in General.

JSF 1.0 is not part of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE). JSF 1.2, however, is part of Java EE 5, and JSF 2.0 will be part of Java EE 6. Thi...

Does Faces work with Portlets?
Posted on June 12, 2003 at 12:00 AM in General.

The Portlet Specification is another Java Specification Request (JSR-168) that was recently released. According to the

Are any products available that support JSF now?
Posted on July 28, 2003 at 12:00 AM in General.

There are several products shipping currently, and several vendors have products in the works. For a list of IDEs...


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