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suggestions on a book for a newbie in JSF

Dinuka Arsakularatne
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Joined: Aug 12, 2006
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hi all,

i would like to learn the jsf framework.. first i went through the struts complete reference and did not like the structure of the book and nor did i get what was being taught... so i switched to a book called mastering JSF... this book is kind of better than the previous one.. my question is, is this book enough for me to get a in depth knowledge on jsf? can you guys suggests any other books that could help me to learn?

and one more question... there are other frameworks like rails on ruby which i have heard about.. is it better to learn jsf which is part of the j2ee spec or is it better to learn new frameworks like ruby on rails and all....

thank you in advance

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Ali Gohar
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Joined: Mar 18, 2004
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JSF in Action is a good one
John Bartlett
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My personal favourite was 'Core JavaServer Faces', helped me pick up enough knowledge fast enough to begin using JSF.

There is however no substitute for experience, my advise would be to read a little bit from a book, either the above or JSF in action, and then try to actually create something.

Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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A new version of Core Java Server Faces is coming in April. Can you wait that long?

Core JSF, 2nd Edition, by David Geary, Cay Horstmann

Of course, the first edition is still available, and very popular:

Core Java Server Faces

I also have Java Server Faces in Action on my bookshelf, which I go to often:

JavaServer Faces in Action by Kito Mann

And, seeing that I do live in a town called Ajax, Ontario, I might suggest looking at one of the latest releases on JSF that includes great detail on Ajax as well (the framework, not the sleepy Canadian city).

Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components by Jonas Jacobi, John Fallows

Happy JSF!

-Cameron McKenzie
Jason D. Lee

Joined: Oct 11, 2006
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This is the best book I've read on the subject:

JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference

Jason Lee, SCJP<br />JSF RI Dev Team<br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>
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