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

We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

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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Java Programming Uses & Stats

Java Programming is Used For:
Android & IOS Development Software Products Video Games Desktop GUI's
Year Created

Most Commonly Used: 
According to Oracle, three billion devices run on Java.  And, because of its real-world applications, it consistently ranks at the top of the TIOBE Programming Community Index. 

Great Career Choice: 
Some of the fastest-growing salaries in the U.S. in 2018 are for Java developers.  (Glassdoor)  

Android Apps Development:
Developers predominatly use their Java skills in building apps for Google's Android. The Android platform is the number one mobile paltform in the world

It Can Run On Any Platform:
Java can compile on Windows and run the same compiled file on Linux, Windows and Mac.

Great Supporting IDE's:
Over the years, coding in Java has become simpler with the introduction of open source development tools, i.e. Eclipse and NetBeans that use Java capabilities for debugging.  


Uses a Lot of Memory:
Performance can be significantly slower with Java and more memory-consuming than natively compiled languages such as C or C++.

Difficulty in Learning: 
Learning Java can be a bit challenging if you are a beginner.  However, once you get the hang of Object Oriented Programming and a decent grasp of the syntax, you will be well on your way.

Slow Start Up Times:
There is quite a bit of one-time initialization done by JDK classes before compiling as well as loading classes and verification (making sure code doesn't do evil things, all of which takes longer that some other languages such as C. 

Verbose and Complex Code:
Long, over-complicated sentences make code less readable and scannable. Compare to let's say Python, we can see how clear Python code appears: It doesn’t require semicolons; uses “and,” “or,” and “not” as operators instead of Java’s “&&,” “||,” and “!”; and generally has fewer bells and whistles such as parentheses or curly braces.

Commercial License Cost:
Companies have to prepare for the changes that Oracle will institute in 2019 . Today, the current version of Java is free and available for redistribution for general purpose computing. However, If you are a DEVELOPER, Oracle recommends you review the roadmap information for Java SE 8 and beyond and take appropriate action depending on the type of application you develop and your distribution mode.

Java Programming Job Market
Average Salary
Job Count
Top Job Locations

New York City 
San Jose
Washington D.C, 

Complimentary Skills to have along with Java Programming

- If you are an experienced Java developer, learning a complimentary language to Java should come much more naturally.  As an example JetBrains recently created the Kotlin programming language which is officially supported by Google for mobile development.  Kotlin compiles to Java bytecode and runs on the JVM; it's purported to address many of Java's shortcomings...

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