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.
You need to link Spring and JSF together. There's a reference you can put in the faces-config application element that allows the JSF EL processor to see Spring beans, making them inectable into JSF managed beans. I can't recall the name - they recently changed it. However, the older mechanism looked like this:
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.