This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Welcome to the form Ed and Chris. I've been using jsf for 3 years now. My question is how extensively will the topic of migrating from jsf 1.2 to 2.0 be covered? I'm especially interested in how to accomplish this feat using the common IDEs' as will as integration of common add-on frameworks (Rich faces, Tomahawk, Spring, Hibernate).
I know I'm not Ed or Chris, but migration to JSF2 really depends on what has been done in the view layer. Were you using JSP or facelets before? If it's facelets the move is really pretty easy. If it was JSP then the move will be harder, especially if there were scriptlets involved. Taglibs will also need to be converted.
The rest, backend logic, custom JSF components, phase listeners, managed beans, valudators, converters, etc should migrate over pretty easily (in many cases without any work).