What's New in JSF 2
An overview of the new features in JSF 2.
JSF 1.0 was developed in an Ivory Tower, and the results were less than spectacular.
But after the release of JSF 1.0, JSF went through a 5 year period that saw an explosion of great open-source software based on JSF, such as: Facelets, Ajax4jsf, JSF Templating, ICEFaces, Seam, etc.
At the end of 2009, JSF 2.0 was released, and instead of being developed in an Ivory Tower, JSF 2.0 was built on the proven open-source technologies listed above; in fact, many of the developers of those frameworks, including Gavin King (Seam), and Alexander Smirnov (Ajax4jsf) were on the JSF 2.0 Expert Group.
Because JSF 2.0, unlike JSF 1, was built on proven technologies, JSF 2.0 represents an astounding leap over JSF 1. JSF 2.0 is a major overhaul to JSF that makes JSF much easier to use, and much more powerful.
In this session, I will cover the major features of JSF 2.0, including bookmarkable URLs, resource handling, project stage, simplified navigation, and JSF 2.0's new event system.
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 »