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Complete JSF using WebLogic Training

Course ID: WAS1855
Duration: 5 Days

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This training course introduces the developer to the JSF architecture and provides the basis for planning, developing, and deploying Web based applications using the JSF framework. After taking this class, the developer will be able to quickly construct dynamic server-side web applications using JSF.  Labs are done using Eclipse development tools.


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Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the JSF tags for the commonly used HTML components in a form
  • Learn how to write event handler methods in a managed bean
  • Learn how to register the event handler method with a GUI component
  • Write navigation rule in faces-config.xml
  • Control the sequence of page display based on certain business logic
  • Add very basic validation to the intro.jsp page'
  • Display objects in an ArrayList in a data table 


This course is intended for software designers, developers and programers .


Intermediate level Java programming knowledge

Course Outline

Java Enterprise Edition (EE) Overview

  • Introduction to Java Platform
  • Java Community Process (JCP)
  • Introduction to Java EE
  • Why Move to Java EE
  • Java EE - New and Enhanced Features
  • Java EE Software Packaging
  • Java EE Technologies

Introduction to JavaServer Faces

  • What is JavaServer Faces (JSF)?
  • Why Use JSF?
  • Nature of a JSF Application
  • The Sun Reference Implementation (RI)
  • JSF and MVC
  • Faces Servlet
  • Managed Bean
  • The View
  • A Simple JSF Application
  • The Input Form: form.jsp
  • The Result: thanks.jsp
  • The Controller: AddressBean
  • Page Flow or Navigation Rule
  • How Does the Application Work?
  • Under the Covers: The Rendered Form HTML
  • Under the Covers: The Layout Tree

Managed Bean

  • What is a managed Bean?
  • Why Do You Need Managed Beans?
  • Managed Bean As a Controller
  • Registering a Managed Bean
  • Lifecycle of a Managed Bean
  • Initializaing a Managed Bean
  • What Scope to Use?
  • Value Binding?
  • Property Data Conversion
  • Advanced Property Types
  • Component Binding
  • Other Binding Types
  • Basic Input Processing
  • Advanced Input Processing
  • JSF Expression Language
  • Language Basics
  • Use of Expression in JSF
  • Basic Expression
  • Property Access Expression
  • Map Access Expression
  • Complex Access Expression
  • Predefined Objects
  • Operators

User Interface Components

  • JSF UI Components
  • JSF Component Tag Libraries
  • Using the Tag Libraries
  • HTML Tag Library
  • Identifying Components
  • Component Identifier
  • Client Identifier
  • Form Input Field Names
  • Labels and Images
  • Create a Form
  • Buttons
  • Links
  • Adding Parameters to Links
  • Text Input
  • Simple Check Box
  • Check Box Group
  • Radio Button
  • List Boxes
  • Dynamic List Box
  • JSF Core Library
  • JSF Core Library - Components
  • JSF Component Model
  • Base Class Hierarchy
  • Useful Base Classes
  • Useful HTML Classes

JSF Event Handling

  • Request Processing Phases
  • Action Request Processing Phases
  • JSF Event & Listener Model
  • JSF Event Classes
  • Event Classes
  • Event Classes: Hierarchy
  • Action Event Handling
  • Action Listener
  • Value Change Event
  • Value Change Event Handler
  • Listener Classes
  • Listener Interfaces
  • Listener Classes: Hierarchy
  • Action Listener Class
  • Value Change Listener Class
  • Phase Event Listener
  • Request Processing Lifecycle
  • Phase Identifiers

JSF Navigation

  • JSF Navigation
  • faces-config.xml File
  • Navigation Rules 
  • Choosing Between Redirect and Direct Rendering
  • Navigation: Scenarios


  • Standard Validators
  • f:validatelength
  • f:validatedouglerange
  • f:validatelongrange
  • Checking for Required Values
  • Showing Validation Error Messages
  • Customizing Standard Error Messages
  • Standard Validation Error Messages
  • Validation Process
  • Sequence Diagram
  • Bypassing Validation
  • Immediate Command Components
  • Immediate Input Component
  • Accessing User Input
  • Advanced Field Validation
  • Advanced Error Handling

Advanced GUI Components

  • HTML Panel
  • Applying Styles
  • Grouping Components
  • Data Table
  • Using a Data Table
  • Displaying a Header and Footer Row
  • Applying Styles
  • Adding Links to a Row
  • Using Component Binding
  • Handling Action
  • Using the Data Table Model

JSF Techniques

  • A Typical Application
  • The Create Form
  • Create Action Method
  • Listing Items
  • Editing an Item
  • Adding the Edit Link
  • The Edit Form
  • Update Item

Unified Expression Language

  • Value Expressions
  • Method Expressions
  • Chained Resolution
  • Operators [] and .
  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Relational Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • Test for Empty Collection
  • Conditional Operator
  • Order of Evaluation
  • Introduction to JSTL
  • Using JSTL with JSF
  • The c:out Tag
  • The c:if Tag
  • The c:choose Tag
  • The c:foreach Tag
  • International Text Display Tags

Custom Components

  • Requirements To Develop Custom Components
  • Classes Useful for Custom Component Developer
  • javax.faces.component.UIComponent
  • Decoding
  • UIComponentTag
  • Implementing Custom Component Tags
  • FacesContext
  • javax.faces.application.Application
  • javax.faces.context.ResponseWriter
  • javax.faces.component.EditableValueHolder
  • Tag Library: TLD
  • Faces configuration file: faces-config.xml
  • Faces Configuration File: faces-config.xml
  • External Renderer
  • Render Defined in faces-config File
  • Implementing the Renderer
  • Event Listeners
  • Using ActionListener in JSP
  • ActionListener in the Java Code
  • Create Input Form
  • Update faces-config.xml
  • ActionEvent Handling

Data Conversion Model

  • Different Viewpoints of Data
  • Process of Conversion
  • Why Local Values?
  • Types of Standard Converters
  • Standard Converters with JSF
  • Three Ways to Use Standard Converters
  • Bind UI Component to Backing Bean Property
  • Use Converter Attribute on the UI Component
  • Use f:converter Tag with ConverterId Attribute
  • Usage of Standard Converters
  • Output of Using Standard Converters
  • Converter Attribute
  • Standard Converters to Display Output
  • Conversion Errors
  • Displaying Error Messages
  • Conversion Tag
  • Custom Converter
  • Registering the Converter
  • Using the Registered Converter

Introduction to Facelets

  • Constructing and Rendering a View (JSP way)
  • Facelets
  • Getting Facelets
  • Using Facelets
  • Page Templates
  • Define a Page Template
  • Define a Template Client

Custom Validators

  • Validation Review
  • Custom Validators
  • The Validator Interfaces
  • Creating a Custom Validator
  • Creating a JSP Custom Tag
  • The ValidatorELTag Class
  • Create the TLD File
  • Using the Custom Tag
  • Validation from Managed Bean
  • Add Validation Logic
  • Use the Managed Bean Validator

Internationalization (I18N)

  • Internationalization
  • I18N
  • Locales
  • Default Locales
  • Resource Bundles
  • Updating Faces-Config.xml
  • Updated faces-config.xml
  • Loading the Bundle
  • Display Localized Text
  • Update faces-config.xml
  • JSP
  • View the JSP
  • Benefits
  • Parameterized Messages
  • Displaying Parameters
  • Parameterized Messages
  • Changing the Locale

MyFaces Tomahawk

  • What is Tomahawk?
  • Tomahawk Compatibility
  • Adding Tomahawk Support
  • Add Tomahawk Libraries
  • Update web.xml
  • Declare the Tomahawk Taglib
  • Tomahawk Features
  • JSCookMenu
  • Date Input
  • Data Scroller
  • File Upload
  • Tree2
  • Tabbed Panes

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