I keep reading that JSF was designed with tools in mind. If I'm not an Eclipse kind of guy, can I still develop JSF apps without too much trouble i.e. in just a text editor? I'm currently a Struts developer, but am looking to make the switch.
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I'm glad you brought this up.
Although Faces development is supported in a number of IDEs, you can always simply build Faces apps with your favorite text editor.
Actually Chapter 2 describes how to get started from a very minimalist perspective.. Later in the book I provide a review of the various IDEs that provide visual dev support. -Chris