Great Lakes Software Symposium
November 16 - 18, 2007 - Chicago, IL
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RAD JSF with Seam, Facelets, and Ajax4jsf, Part One
In this session, see how you can get Ruby On Rails-like productivity on the Java side of the house with this compelling combination of technologies.
JSF has been out for nearly three years now, and in many respects, the JSF specification has become a bit long in the tooth. Fortunately, the open source community has picked up the ball in a big way. In this 2-session presentation, we will explore three open source projects based on JSF--Seam, Facelets, and Ajax4jsf-- that will propel you into the stratosphere of productivity.
Seam is a framework from JBoss that combines the JSF and EJB3.0/Hibernate 3.0 frameworks into one component model. That means you only have to learn one framework to build compelling web applications.
This is the first of a two-part session, where we'll focus mostly on the Seam framework.
About David Geary
David Geary is the president of Clarity Training, Inc. (corewebdevelopment.com), where he teaches developers to implement web applications using JavaServer Faces (JSF) and the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
A prominent author, speaker, and consultant, David holds a unique qualification as a Java expert: He wrote the best-selling books on both Java component frameworks: Swing and JavaServer Faces. David's Graphic Java Swing was the best-selling Swing book, and is one of the best-selling Java books of all-time, and Core JSF, which David wrote with Cay Horstman, is the best-selling book on JavaServer Faces.
David was one of a handful of experts on the JSF 1.0 Expert Group (EG) that actively defined the standard Java-based web application framework, and David is currently on the JSF 2 Expert Group, helping to vastly improve JSF in version 2.
Besides serving on the JSF and JSTL Expert Groups, David has contributed to open-source projects and he has written questions for two of Sun's Certification Exams: Web Developer Certification and JavaServer Faces Certification. He invented the Struts Template library which was the precursor to Tiles, a popular framework for composing web pages from JSP fragments, was the 2nd Struts committer and contributed to the Apache Shale project.
David has spoken at more than 100 NFJS symposiums since 2003, and he also speaks at other conferences such as TheServerSide Java Symposium, JavaOne, JavaPolis, and JAOO. David has taught at Java University for the past three years, and is a three-time JavaOne rock star.More About David »