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Ajax and JSF


Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 8
Hi all,

I have worked with Java, JSP, Servlets in the past. I am starting to develop a feature that would make out J2EE application look more like a rich application rather than just some set of web-based tools. This means lesser reloads, auto-complete, editable tables and other such convenient features. The technology chosen is JSF with Ajax.

I have never worked with either of this before but have had some exposure to Ajax in the past few days. I think it is hard to use plain javascript for everything, it would be too time-consuming to write everything from scratch.

Can anyone guide me to resources on Ajax with JSF?
Which frameworks are available out there? How well-supported they are? How easy they are to pick up for someone new to both Ajax and JSF?

Advantages/disadvantages of using JSF with Ajax? Other technologies that are likely to do this better?

Thanks a lot!
PS - Does the Pro Ajax and Java Frameworks book have any of these answers?
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
Just a little rhetoric question: if you're not familiar with the technologies and are not sure how they can be used together, how did you come to the decision of using those specific technologies?

Author of Test Driven (2007) and Effective Unit Testing (2013) [Blog] [HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch]

Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 8
Oh I didn't. It was decided by the client and architect...
I agree. Here's the link:
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