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Which book for JSF?

Abhijeet Kushe

Joined: Aug 19, 2008
Posts: 12
Dear Friends,

I am new to JSF and don't know anything about it.
Can you tell me which book is good for understanding the concepts as well as tags.

I have seen Actions in JSF and feel it has good concept but lesser tags while Core JSF seems to have good information about tags but less about the concept. I have not seen Complete Reference .Can anyone tell me which of the 3 books to refer ?
Maneessh saxena
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Joined: Oct 03, 2006
Posts: 125
Hey guys .... come on ... reply soon .. Even I wanna know which book is the best to refer if I am completely new to JSF.

Thanks Regards

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Martijn Verburg

Joined: Jun 24, 2003
Posts: 3275

I recommend reading some reviews on

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Bauke Scholtz
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Joined: Oct 08, 2006
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I personally recommend The Complete Reference.
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
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-- As suggested before do a search at and check the review comments.

-- Go through the sample chapters to see if you like the writing style, explanation, examples, etc.

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Demian Seiler

Joined: Oct 20, 2006
Posts: 11
I have found The Complete Reference by Shalk and Burns to be the best out there. The index and TOC are lacking, but the content is pretty good.

Amazon - The Complete Reference - Javaserver Faces
Kavitha Govindaraj

Joined: May 27, 2004
Posts: 28
check this..

Java Server Faces from Orielly - Hans Bergsten

Thanks <br />Kavitha G <br />SCJP
Kavitha Govindaraj

Joined: May 27, 2004
Posts: 28
Some Good Links... (Many!!...)
JSF - Chart component
JSF ResourceBundle
JSF - Datatable - Pagination (not working)
Inter application communication
Integrate JSF with MDB
JSF Tags
JSF Lifecycle
JSF State in Database:
JSF Component Tree :
FacesTrace :
Maintain View State on the client -->
JSF over struts:
Lifecycle methods with detail:
JSF Custom Components
JSF 2.0 Discussion Forum:,M1
Bindesh Nair

Joined: Oct 09, 2007
Posts: 12
For getting started, I would recommend

Core Java Server Faces 2nd edition


Java Server Faces In Action
Himanshu Gupta
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Joined: Aug 18, 2008
Posts: 598

you may also try JSF in action. Its a good Book.

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Abhijeet Kushe

Joined: Aug 19, 2008
Posts: 12
Thanks for the inputs guys

I have purchased Core JSF .I have read a bit of Actions and felt the starting programs was a bit complex for a beginner
Ashraf Abu-Aisheh
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Joined: Apr 17, 2009
Posts: 88
Many thanks to
Kavitha Govindaraj

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I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link:
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