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Does anyone know when JSF 1.2 will be released? I am currently using JSF in most of my web development, however, I would like to see what improvements have been made (if any) with the framework. I think it is a great framework...just a bit rough around the edges at this time.
If anyone else is just beginning to use JSF, I recommend trying Oracle ADF Faces components as well. These are in EA stage at this time, but they offer rich UI components to help improve the overall JSF implementation.
I hope that JSF continues to evolve, that is why I am interested as to when 1.2 is scheduled for release. It seems that Oracle is one of the only entities really pushing along JSF at this moment.
Originally posted by Josh Juneau: If anyone else is just beginning to use JSF, I recommend trying Oracle ADF Faces components as well. These are in EA stage at this time, but they offer rich UI components to help improve the overall JSF implementation.
Can you explain more about ADF Faces components? how they improve overall JSF implementation?
Joined: Jun 16, 2004
Oracle ADF Faces components are simply additional components to be used within the JSF Framework. On top of additional components, ADF Faces adds some additional functionality...One nice feature of ADF Faces that comes to mind is the addition of PAGEFLOWSCOPE which allows variables to be placed into scope so that they are available when traversing from page to page without binding the variables to the backing bean. This allows for easier page navigation in some cases.
ADF Faces also implements substitutions for JSTL tags such as the <af:forEach> tag. There is a new tag within the latest version (I haven't tried it out yet) called POLL...it sounds useful: From Oracle - "This component polls the server periodically so that any dependent components get a chance to update themselves."
Take a look at the documentation on the latest release. There are many great features which I cannot explain here. I have been using these components since the EA7 release and they have worked out great for me.