Greater Toronto Software Symposium
October 20 - 22, 2006 - Toronto, Ontario
JSF: State of the Art
In 2005, JSF hit its stride, as evidenced from overwhelming support from both vendors and the open-source community. JSF 1.0 had plenty of holes, but open-source projects have arisen to address those needs. This session takes a look at three of those projects: Tomahawk (MyFaces component library) FaceletsSeam
MyFaces is an open-source implementation of the JSF spec. In addition, MyFaces developers got a little carried away and also developed a useful set of custom components that you can use in your own applications, regardless of whether you use MyFaces as your JSF implementation. Those components are now packaged separately from MyFaces under the name Tomahawk.
Facelets is an open-source project from java.net that lets you implement views with Tapestry-like HTML pages. That technique is a powerful feature that lets graphic designers and software developers work separately in parallel.
Seam is a framework from JBoss that provides a component model that unifies the EJB and JSF component models. Seam makes great use of annotations to meld EJBs and JSF components in a seamless fashion (thus the name).
Lots is happening in the JSF space. Come to this talk and learn about these three exciting open-source projects.
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 »