Written by the founder of JSFCentral.com, JavaServer Faces in Action helps front-end developers, back-end developers, and architects understand how they can get the most out of JSF. In an easy-to-read, light-hearted manner, it explains what JSF is, how it works, and how it relates to other frameworks and technologies like Struts, servlets, and JSP. It also provides in-depth coverage of all the standard components, renderers, converters, and validators and provides practical advice about how to use them to create solid applications.
JavaServer Faces in Action also explains how to build complete JSF applications with an in-depth case study, covering complex user interface layouts, prototyping, and integrating templates with back-end model objects. You'll gain an understanding about how both front-end and develoent-teams can work with the technology, as well as guidelines for structuring your applications. The book also covers advanced techniques like internationalization, integration with Struts, and how to extend JSF with custom components, renderers, converters, and validators.