This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm pleased to announce that JSF Central has just published an interview with Exadel senior systems engineer Max Katz. In the interview, Max talks about the key value and benefits of JSF, how it compares to other frameworks, why it is such a good fit for AJAX, and support for JSF technology at Exadel.
Here's a quote:
KM: What do you think is the key value of JSF?
MK: It's definitely the component-based approach to building web applications, and that it's a standard. JSF has introduced a new paradigm to web application development�building applications out of components. It allows developers to concentrate on application business logic rather than on little details of HTML and other plumbing that is common to all web applications.
Being a standard is very important for the community, and it helps vendors like Exadel create advanced visual tools. The component-based approach also gave rise to vendors building web components, which also benefits developers. Instead of spending two weeks on integrating a calendar feature into your application, you can now get a calendar component and concentrate on the business problem you're trying to solve.
KM: Let's talk about AJAX for a moment. What do you think makes JSF such a good fit for AJAX?