Fast Track to JavaServer Faces (JSF) : Using JSF to Build J2EE Web AppsUsing Rational Application Developer (RAD) Training

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Course Description

This three-day course will get you up to speed with JSF in a very short time. It includes all the important concepts, as well as numerous hands on labs that will have you building working JSF applications very quickly. It covers all the important architectural concepts, as well as providing practical instruction on how to use the many capabilities of the JSF framework. The course includes a broad coverage of the most important JSF capabilities, including the JSF architecture, working with managed beans, the JSF Expression Language, the JSF core and HTML tag libraries, data tables, validation, and conversion. It also includes overview of advanced technologies, such as using JSF and Ajax. After learning this material, you'll be ready to use JSF to create your own solutions in the most demanding situations.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1290 (US)


Suitable for programmers with some previous experience in working with Java and Object-Oriented (OO) programming.

Course Outline

Session 1: Overview of Java EE and Java Web Applications
Java EE and Web App Overview
Servlet, Servlet Scopes
JSPs, JSP Lifecycle
Custom Tags, Tag Libraries, taglib directive
Model View Controller
Session 2: Getting started with JSF  
JSF Overview
Purpose and Goals
JSF Architecture
JSF Views, Managed Beans, Controler, configuration
Downloading and Installing JSF
Your first JSF Application - setup, configuration, deployment
Server setup and use
Session 3: Managed Beans
Defining a Managed Bean
Managed Bean Lifecycle
elements in faces-config.xml
Managed Beans and JSF Forms
Managed Beans as Value Binding Expressions
JSF Expression Language (EL) & the Unified EL (JSF 1.2)
Value Binding Expressions
Method Binding Expressions
Implicit Objects
Session 4: JSF Navigation
configuration issues
and nested elements
How to use the navigation rules
Session 5: The JSF Tag Libraries
JSF Tag Library Overview
JSF Core tags
Using the Most Common Form controls – TextFields, Buttons, Links …
Session 6: h:dataTable
tag and nested tags etc.
Working with collections of type List or array
Table headers and footers, f:facet
Session 7: More about JSF Tags
Using and
Using the h:selectXxx Tags (e.g h:selectManyListbox)
JSF Event Model (Action, Value Change, and Data Model Listeners)
Session 8: JSF Validation
Standard Validators
required, validateDoubleRange, validateLongRange
Creating, configuring, and using Custom Validators
Session 9: JSF Conversion
Standard JSF Converters
convertDateTime, convertNumber - configuration and usage
Custom Converters
Session 10: JSF Lifecycle
Lifecycle Overview
Initial requests and postbacks
Restore View, Apply Request Values, Process Events, Process Validations, Update Model Values, Invoke Application, Render Response
renderResponse() and renderComplete()
Phase listeners
Session 11: Additional Topics
Backing Beans / UIComponents
JSF and JavaScript
Localization and Resource Bundles
Ajax4jsf - Using Ajax with JSF

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