JSF Tutorial #18 – JavaServer Faces Tutorial (JSF 2.2) – Recommended Books and Projects

In this video, I give you a list of recommended JSF books and projects.

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# Video
1 Introduction
2 JavaServer Faces Overview
3 Setting up your Development Environment - Overview
4 Installing Tomcat - MS Windows
5 Installing Tomcat - Mac OS X
6 Installing Eclipse - MS Windows
7 Installing Eclipse - Mac OS X
8 Connecting Eclipse to Tomcat
9 JSF Behind the Scenes
10 JSF HelloWorld
11 Creating JSF HTML Forms
12 JSF Forms and Managed Beans
13 Drop-Down Lists - Part 1
14 Drop-Down Lists - Part 2
15 Radio Buttons
16 Check Boxes
17 Prepopulating Forms
18 Recommended JSF Books and Resources

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JSF Tutorial Transcript:

Hello. In this video, I’m going to discuss some JSF resources. I’ve had a number of students who’ve asked about additional JSF books, and also some samples of JSF projects, and so I’ll cover that, in this video. In regards to books, I actually recommend the following JSF books. There’s two of them that I highly recommend. The first one here is The Complete Reference JavaServer Faces 2.0, and the author is Ed Burns. Now, Ed Burns is the JSF specification lead, so he’s kind of in charge of JSF. Really smart guy, and he provides a lot of good insight in this book. The book has a list of best practices, code examples, and so forth. You can actually purchase this book online. You can go to http://www.luv2code.com/jsfbook1, and this’ll take you directly to the page where you can purchase this book.

Another book that I highly recommend is called Mastering Java Server Faces 2.2. it’s written by Anghel Leonard. Again, another really good book. This book actually covers a lot of advanced topics, and concepts that you won’t find in other locations, so I highly recommend this book, also. Again, you can purchase this book directly, at http://www.luv2code.com/jsfbook2. All right. Now, that covers the books.

Another thing that folks commonly as me about, they’ll say, “Hey, Chad, what about some examples of open source projects that make use of JSF,” and they’re looking for a large scale enterprise project. The one that I always recommend here is called the Cargo Tracker. This is a project that’s actually written by developers at Oracle, and they basically built a large scale, Java EE application, and they made use of JSF for the web front end. They have a lot of other Java EE technologies, but they use JSF for the front end. I highly recommend this. You can go to the website here at https://cargotracker.java.net.

You can actually download the source code for it. They also have instructions on how to run the application. Again, just a fair warning, it’s a large project, but it’s really good, because it shows a large scale Java EE project that makes use of JSF. You can look at some of the patterns, and techniques that they use for their project. Alrighty, so this wraps up the video. Basically, I just wanted to give you a list of some recommend books, and also just inform you about the Cargo Tracker application, which is a large scale Java EE app that makes use of JSF.

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