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Productivity gains from JavaServer Faces & free IDE

k.p thottam
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Joined: Jun 29, 2001
Posts: 77
Hi All ,

Budgets are tight and I will not be able to get my team a commerical IDE . We have until now been using either JBuilder foundation edition or Net beans or Eclipse .

The whole idea of JSF is the productivity gains from the coding model . But my question here is : without an IDE will there be any gain at all ???

Please share your experience ....

K.P.Thottam (K.P.T)<br /> <br />Sun Certified Enterprise Architect,TOGAF 8 Certified,Certified Information System security Professional (CISSP),SCJDWS,SCWCD,SCJP,MCP
Jeanne Boyarsky
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JSF is handling some of the nitty gritty code for you. You don't need a special editor to take advantage of that.

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James Holmes
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Joined: Jan 06, 2004
Posts: 64
You may want to check out Faces Console. It is a FREE JSF tool that plugs into all of the major IDEs including the free ones (Ecliose, NetBeans).

Faces Console doesn't provide the functionality of a commercial tool, but it is very popular nonetheless.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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