EC45 - JavaServer Faces (JSF) Programming Workshop
Duration2 Days (customisation)
Availability

Course Description

This course is designed for web developers with previous experience of Servlets and JSPs needing to gain a knowledge of JavaServer Faces.

Pre-requisites

The student should be familiar with J2EE programming. This knowledge can be gained by attending courses EC31, EC62.

Objectives

This course provides students with the skills to write web-based applications using the JavaServer Faces technology. The course covers syntax of the APIs and Custom tags, how they are used and the life cycle of JSF applications.

During the course the student will use many features of JSF to write an application ensuring that the concepts and statements taught are fully understood and practical experience is gained.

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the JSF framework and life cycle.
  • Use many of the JSF custom tags and API.
  • Configure JSF applications.
  • Use the validation framework.
  • Understand and use the event handling features

Environment

Development can be performed using any of the following:

  • Eclipse & Apache Tomcat
  • IntelliJ
  • Websphere Studio Application Developer
  • Rational Application Developer
  • NetBeans

Customisation

For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

Course Details

INTRODUCTION TO JAVASERVER FACES
JavaServer Faces - the new Standard?
Overview of JSF architecture & features
A SIMPLE JSF APPLICATION
Creating and configuring the managed beans (model)
Creating the User Interface
Configuring the navigation
JSF REQUEST-PROCESSING LIFECYCLE
Life Cycle
Faces context
MANAGED BEANS
Defining Beans
Bean Properties
Value Binding Expressions
NAVIGATION
Static Navigation
Dynamic Navigation
VIEW COMPONENTS
Core Tags
HTML Tags
Forms, Form Tags (Text Fields, CheckBoxes, etc)
APPLICATION PROPERTIES AND INTERNATIONALISATION
Resource Bundles
Using the loadBundle tag
DATA TABLES
Simple Tables, Headers and Footers
Row and Column Styles
Data Model
CONVERSION AND VALIDATION
Specifying Converters
Standard Converters
Standard Validators
Bypassing Conversion and Validation
Displaying Conversion and Validation Error Messages
ERRORS AND MESSAGES
Global Error Messages
Component Specific Error Messages
EVENT HANDLING
Actions and navigation
Working with forms
Events and listeners
Immediate Components & bypassing conversion and validation
Value Change Listeners
TILES
Templates
Definitions

Course Format

Practical sessions make up a large part of the course, allowing delegates to demonstrate and reinforce the lectures given.

Examples are used extensively, ranging from simple code 'snippets' to full applications with complete 'real world' functionality. These are supplied at the start of the course and it is encouraged that the delegates execute and 'experiment' with these under the instructor's guidance as they are introduced.

These examples are available to take away, along with the delegate's own work.

The comprehensive Student Guide supplied is fully indexed serving as a useful reference tool long after the course has finished. Delegates will also be able to access a free help-line with technical questions relating to topics covered on the course.