I'm pleased to announce the return of JSF Central's popular "In the Trenches" series. The latest installment tells the story of two developers who used JSF to develop the public-facing InFact Book Search site.
Here's a quote:
The first phase of the project was completed in less than three months starting from scratch. The initial feedback was very positive and was followed by requests to make some significant changes in the layout and features of the application. Our flexible, re-usable architecture for the backing bean and helper classes helped us to incorporate these changes surprisingly quickly (see Figure 2). At this point, we considered how long it would have taken us to make these same changes using the other frameworks we were familiar with, and we were glad we chose to go the JSF route.