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.
Facelets. JSF uses JSP as default view technology. But since JSP was never designed to be used with JSF, this is a sub optimal solution. Facelets is an alternative view technology that is designed to be used with JSF. You should definitively take a look at Facelets. In my opinion you should choose Facelets instead of JSP for every new project. There's a tutorial on Facelets on the IBM developerworks website.
Originally posted by peter tong: Why apache myFaces projects divided into Trinidad, Tobago, Tomahawk? not grouped into one project? Trinidad layout manager seems attractive, but its demo has exception and cannot function.
myfaces strictly follows the specifications while tomahawk extends the functionality(means it goes beyond the specifications ).
MyFaces projects are each distinct products. The core myfaces project provides JSF Core (no surprise). Tomahawk provides some useful improvements, such as the sortable, pageable dataTable control and a pop-up calendar.
Trindidad is an open-source implementation of the ADF tag set initially created by Oracle. Or maybe that's Tobago. I can't keep them straight.
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