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Edward Chen
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which IDE has mature support Sun JSF, Apache MyFaces JSF ? for Eclipse, which plugin will be better ? Most important, which IDE has drag-and-drop (WYSIWYG) function ? Any editor has WYSIWYG function for MyFaces ?

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Akaine Harga
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MyEclipse has full support for JSF. It has dragndrop-like thingy for building JSF templates. And you could call WYSIWYG its visual editor.

Just create a new Web Project and through the context menu add JSF support, all the minimal needed stuff will be added and visual workspace JSF features will become active.


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Edward Chen
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Akaine Harga wrote:MyEclipse has full support for JSF.


We can drag-and-drop MyFace components ?

Thanks.
Akaine Harga
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In the design view you can drag and drop any element from the faces toolbar panel to the code or visual editor.

As far as I know there is no myfaces toolbar support though, just pure JSF.
Hariharasudhan Dharmalingaraja
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You can use Eclipse OEPE (Core eclipse with Weblogic plugin). It will support all kind of JSF versions (Sun, My faces, Trinidad).

Visit:
For download:
http://www.oracle.com/technology/obe/obe11jdev/11/eclipse_intro/eclipse_intro.html

For Config:
http://www.vogella.de/articles/ApacheMyFaces/article.html
http://www.vogella.de/articles/JavaServerFaces/article.html
Tim Holloway
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JSF itself is designed as a JavaBean architecture, so properly-developed JSF tagsets are supposed to be able out of the box to be designed with DDD* interfaces. That includes MyFaces.

Actual decent DDD is harder to come by. Reportedly, NetBeans has a good one. I used Oracle's JDeveloper a couple of years back, but theirs was comparable to the old "web page designer" in Mozilla, which wasn't very sophisticated. I hear IBM's RAD supports DDD as well, but it does it by making the design dependent on IBM-proprietary runtime modules. Since I do open-source, I can't generally take advantage of that.


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Max Katz
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Another option is to use JBoss Tools or JBoss Developer Studio. You get excellent JSF support as well as RichFaces support

http://www.jboss.org/tools

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