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Yet Another Acronym : JSF

Avinash Mangipudi
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The world of IT is full of acronyms and here comes another one. Thanks to boss of it Mr.McClanahan, the JSF specification co-lead and creator of Struts.
It is something that Book Publishers and Authors and Early Starters rejoice as they can begin to talk something that people will not understand....
Time to unlearn and re-learn..........The world does not seem to be tired of producing these three/four lettered acronyms..
Bill Dudney
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Say JavaServer Faces if you wish but it is important that we have acronyms for brevity in communicating. It takes to long to say encapsulated component based distributed user interface technology, JSF is much better.
Automobile is too long Car is shorter and communicates the same info. It will take you 5 seconds to link JSF to 'encapsulated component based distributed user interface technology' and then we can all communicate at a much faster rate.
Agreed that it can be frustrating to learn a whole new tech. But JSF is not a whole new tech, very little to unlearn unless you have been putting SQL into your JSPs


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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Avinash Mangipudi:
The world of IT is full of acronyms and here comes another one. Thanks to boss of it Mr.McClanahan, the JSF specification co-lead and creator of Struts.

I guess there are a lot more acronyms in Telecommuncation Science field than software development field like J2EE... When I study for CCNA, I was ding with such acronyms... Even Five to Seven Shortforms... But that kind of acronyms is still better than the complete long form... Anyway, JSF is not a big deal.... The word may be derived from JS from JSP and became JSF.... It's ok for me to insert the word "JSF" into my brain....


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Gregg Bolinger
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Personally I am less concerned with the acronym as I am with the need for the technology. I mean, right now Struts is considered the "Industry Standard". It has been said many times that JSF is a good candidate to replace struts because of the future of Tool Support for the Framework.
Only time will tell. I don't really like struts. In fact, I am a big fan of straight J2EE. Just plain old JSP's and Servlets. I think that specification in and of itself is more than suffecient.
However, after playing around with JSF this week, I have been really impressed so far. Reading through the specification, I learned some really neat things and I think the team that put JSF together really thought about this. Maybe that's why it took them as long as it did. I like it's ease of use. I like it's extendability.
But like I said, time will tell how JSF will hold up against its competition. I haven't totally made up my mind about it as it is still too new to me. But if someone asked me to choose between Struts and JSF right now, I would have to choose JSF.


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